Not since Justin Timberlake's 2006 FutureSex/LoveSounds has an artist come out with such futuristic retro-pop tracks like Johnny Stimson. In the past year, Stimson's gone and made that genre his own. "SO. GOOD." solidified him as the smooth, falsetto crooner to watch. And, his latest, "SUGAR," only adds more fuel to his buttoned-up, downtown-cool fire.
Like the title track off of JT's 2006 LP, there's a dignified tongue-in-cheek sexuality to Stimson's "SUGAR." It's dripping with that sensual confidence few can pull off. The bass-line wobbles beneath Stimson's milky vocals to create an aural confection sweeter than the bubblegum pop dominating the charts these days. Thank god music can't give listeners cavities, because this track is too good for just one listen. Though, if you were going to get a cavity from a song, Stimson's "SUGAR" would be well worth it.