2 September 2016, No. 187, Sylvester, ‘I Need Somebody to Love Tonight’

Sylvester’s vocals are almost as yearning as the synths are ominous in this joint brought to my attention by Honkytron the last time we played a gig together in Philadelphia. It was a sunny afternoon on a patio, so the tune didn’t exactly fit the mood, but it still caught my ear. Nothing like getting clued in to album cuts from albums you don’t have. The Patrick Cowley and Sylvester team was one of the best, and it’s fun to hear what they do when they’re a little chilled out. No. 187, “I Need Somebody to Love Tonight.”