A stripped-down acoustic session for the title track from Gil Scott-Heron's latest is exactly right—the song, a Smog cover, is so plaintive and weathered, so resolutely human. When he looks directly into the camera, it's clear he believes exactly everything he's saying is nothing but the plain truth—he doesn't need to stress or perform it, because it simply is. Pretty amazing. Watch it over at the Guardian.
June 07, 2010