Kurated No. 63
Black History Month
SONG OF THE DAY
A Deeper Love: Aretha Franklin and a remix by Tinush: Struggle
A DEEPER LOVE: ARETHA FRANKLIN/REMIX BY TINUSH – STRUGGLE
Aretha Franklin recorded dance hit A Deeper Love in 1993 covering the 1991 original written and performed by Robert Clivillés and David Cole. The duo later adopted the C+C Music Factory moniker, becoming famous for club hits like Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now).
Covering the song was a change of pace for the Queen of Soul. It became a dance floor favourite showing that – 30 years into her career – Aretha could sing anything and make it indelibly hers.
The composition has been remixed many times over. Today’s two-song playlist features a 2018 remix of Aretha’s version, Struggle, by Berlin DJ Tinush. That’s followed by Aretha’s dance floor hit.
Struggle is spare for a remix with its quietly rhythmic piano line, subtle, staccato guitar licks, open spaces and ever so light touches of swelling strings. These frame a tasty background for the song’s strong pulse, Franklin’s vocals and the gospel choruses. This is easily one of my favourite songs of the last year.
I think both of these songs just might get you sliding across the kitchen floor!
14 February 2019
A Deeper Love Writer(s): Robert Manuel Clivilles, David Bryon Cole (Pride) a deeper love (Pride) a deeper love (Pride) a deeper love Woah woah woah woah (Pride) a deeper love (Pride) a deeper love (Pride) a deeper love Woah woah woah woah People let me tell you I work hard every day I get up out of bed, I put on my clothes Cause I’ve got bills to pay Now it ain’t easy but I don’t need no help I’ve got a strong will to survive I’ve got a deeper love, deeper love Deeper love inside and I call it Chorus It’s the (pride) power that gives you The (pride) strength to survive (Pride – a deeper love) (Woah woah woah woah) Yeah ooh yeah yeah Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah Now I’ve got love in my heart, it gives me the strength To make it through the day Pride and love (pride is) oh respect for yourself And that’s why I’m not looking for Handouts, charity, welfare, I don’t need Stealin’, killin’, not my feelin’ No backstabbin’, greedy grabbin’ Lyin’, cheatin’ ’cause I’ve got a Deeper love, a deeper love A deeper love inside, I I yeah yeah I’ve got a deeper love (deeper), a deeper love (deeper) Deeper love inside, whoa Chrous It’s the (pride) power that gives you The (pride) strength to survive (Pride – a deeper love) (Woah woah woah woah) And I wanna thank you for helping me see There’s a power that lives deep inside of me Give me the strength (give me the strength) To carry on (to carry on), always be strong Whoa oh oh oh whoa (Chorus People let me tell ya I work hard every day I get up outta bed, put on my clothes ‘Cause I-I-I-I-I got bills to pay And it ain’t easy, it ain’t easy It ain’t easy, it ain’t easy It ain’t easy yeah, oh oh I’ve got a deeper love, a deeper love A deeper love inside I’ve got a deeper love (deeper), a deeper love (deeper) A deeper love inside