On The Right Now’s self-released album, Gets Over You, which dropped April 10, frontwoman Stephanie Berecz sounds so strong. With hints of the best ’90s R&B singers (Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige) and a big helping of Joss Stone, Berecz is a literal powerhouse of sultry soulfulness.
The effort’s intro track, “I Can’t Speak for You,” has Berecz crooning out some empowering advice to women everywhere: “I know what he has done, curtains have been drawn, been treating you cruel, acting like a fool, girl you should be gone.”
The rest of this album’s mainstay material conveys more emotional, relationship-based drama. Little tales about lies and betrayal are woven throughout this 11-track effort, as backdropped by the seven, funky-ass instrumentalists that carry this Chicago-born band.
In “Tell Everyone the Truth,” Berecz belts about calling out an unfaithful lover — one who has been cheating on his wife to be with Berecz, which is clearly uncool.
Throughout that track specifically, the guitar is snappy, the organ is entrancing, the horns are fluid and the rhythm section is tight as ever. So, while Berecz’s voice is damn alluring, The Right Now is the type of full-on band that can draw any middle-of-the-road pop fan to the dark, sexy side of neo-soul.