Solomon Burke – Like a Fire
Writer: Tim Newby
Continuing the late career surge that started with 2002’s Grammy winning Don’t Give Up On Me, The King of Rock ‘n’ Soul, Solomon Burke, keeps his winning streak alive with his new album, Like a Fire. Enlisting a roster of songwriters made up of old friends (including Eric Clapton, Keb Mo’, & Steve Jordan) and new friends (Ben Harper and Jesse Harris), Burke looks to, “sing for all the people, young, old, all around the world,” and with the help of his many friends, he does. Burke uses his Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame soul to give life to a series of songs that take a look at the hardships of the times, yet he delivers with his unwavering optimism and faith in the human spirit.