CD Review: Legally Blynd "You"

They call themselves Legally Blynd because they’re oblivious to genre, and sure enough, this band of Bay Area badasses combines reggae, soul, gospel, R&B, and blues for a sound that’s both refreshingly original and surprisingly familiar.
By E.E. Bradman ,

They call themselves Legally Blynd because they’re oblivious to genre, and sure enough, this band of Bay Area badasses combines reggae, soul, gospel, R&B, and blues for a sound that’s both refreshingly original and surprisingly familiar. Longtime Rihanna musical director Eric “Pik Funk” Smith is enviably tasteful—like a true pro, he prioritizes killer lines over pyrotechnics, supporting his bandmates’ great playing and sumptuous harmonies with flavorful parts and big, modern tone that��s warm and way up in the mix.