Enter My Mind shows off Marlon Saunders’ throaty depth along with his ability to strike those high notes, backed by Rosa Russ’ silky, sultry tones, along with Billy baker and B. David Whitworth.Carl Carter on bass and Daniel Sadownick on percussion combine to create a suspenseful background to Sanders’ calling on You Move Me. .Keep Doin’ What Ya Do is more bluesy as Saunders goes deep into a sweaty finger poppin’ funk, understood by anyone who has been in hard times, needing a little relief. For Love is backed with airy inflections by Robin Small, Rosa Russ, David Chandler, Arif St. Michael in a mellow beat, celebrating love.Saunders goes into a deep, sweet trill, beckoning listeners to follow him through a Premonition, deep within his soul, on track five.Love Serenade is-- as the title promises, a perky serenade of the ‘love thang’. Saunders sings tribute to the love of a sweet Saturday afternoon, cruising or a funky Friday evening of togetherness. Lenora Zenzalai Helm, David Robertson and Arif St. Michael provide background for Inspiration, accompanied by instruments of Shawn V. Lucas. Saunders tells about hearts afire, love’s desire familiar words of passion. Afro Blue My Mind is a hip sound of super funk, straight from the city, smooth groove.Slow beats lead the listener into the mellow tunes of Coolin’ .Saunders brings to mind the masters of the 70s his idols: Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Rufus and brings the sense of beauty and awareness from an era of cool groove.An air of hip-hop, combined with soul and a funky beat create a sensual journey, throughout this 13-track album, highlighting the range of Saunders’ smooth as velvet voice, coupled with gentle notes and soulful melody.Quoting Stevie Wonder: "If it’s magic, then why can’t it be everlasting?"
Saunders says, " When Stevie wrote those words, he was writing about spirituality and love."Enter My Mind is a tribute to love on all levels.