On June 27 2014 we lost American soul legend Bobby Womack however his music will live on forever.
In The Polar Night Sessions vol. 2 Finnish soul singer Tuomo performs a tribute to the music giant with his version of ’Please Forgive my Heart’.
Tuomo succeeds in delivering an emotional, passionate yet tender version of this now classic track.
"Please forgive my heart" (Bobby Womack cover) Written by – Damon Albarn, Bobby Womack
Mixed by: Tommi "Master Fader" Vainikainen Recorded by Jari Backlund, Joona Teittinen, Tapio Backund Video edited by Tapio Backlund Tuomo Prättälä – vocals & keyboards Felix Zenger – beatbox & samples Antti Kujanpää – keyboards Tapio Backlund – bass Eliel Viitala – drums
After reviewing music from Finland over the years, I can conclude that Finnish soul artists always give 100%. There is no midpoint to aspire to. They’re passionate about music, so it’s all or nothing.
Finnish soul began with Quintessence, became established with Tuomo, and grew with Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators, Dolla Lova, Humus and The Napkins, to name but a few. All have all set the standard, and it’s a high one.
With a beautifully designed vinyl album, a CD and a live DVD (yes, a live DVD) to accompany his latest release, Nothing Can Stop My Spirit, it’s clear that Mikko Pettinen is another passionate Finnish music creator, too.