CeeLo’s remix of Childish Gambino’s infectious Redbone. Ceelo Green replaces Gambino’s soulful, paranoid musings of staying awake with an arresting proclamation of love and devotion. It’s one of the rare remakes where you can hear how the original artist was influenced by the one remaking the song. The original as well as the album on which it debuted, Awaken My Love shares similar musical DNA to Green’s 2010 soul album The Lady Killer, which spawned the international hit “Fuck You.”
CeeLo Green is one of music’s most enigmatic characters, someone who is as likely to drop dozens of lyrics about his favorite MCs as he is to show up to the Grammys covered in gold. So when he sends you a text message of a new song at 2 a.m., you are not shocked you are excited.