Pitchfork get some mileage out of the idea this track is assembled from free jazz samples, but the original material is sliced sufficiently finely that it could have come from anywhere and the results are really accessible.
Submerged Beach Boys vox and a bit of clean electric guitar serves an intro. Then stuff goes suddenly kind of like Boards of Canada with a bright synth bass part, unintelligible spoken word stuff and a glokky beat. Glokky! The guitars and sung vox come back in as synth arpeggios stagger and stutter about it.
There's actual verse and chorus action, and - shit - a solo!
Upbeat, throwback soul number. But actually good. Piano-led, with a big horn section, but basically it's all about Mr Blacc singing the blues. His voice is fantastic, reminds me quite a bit of Bill Withers, but the driving beat's more energetic than any Withers track. Nothing in the track stops it from sounding like it's the 70s.