Throwback: Stevie Wonder-My Love Is On Fire

Stevie Wonder’s A Time To Love was his first album in a decade having previously released Conversation Peace in 1995. The album’s buzz was created with the lead single “What’s The Fuss” that featured Prince on drums and En Vogue on backing vocals. Wonder’s politics and penchant for love were combined among the 15 songs. “My Love Is On Fire” praised romance in Wonder’s characteristically warm way. His lyrics about the excitement of a romantic connection was accompanied by a simmering groove led by the supple bass and adorned with theatrical strings, a wall of rising voices and a magical flute solo from jazz icon Hubert Laws. A Time To Love was Grammy-nominated in five categories and won Best Male Pop Performance for the single “From The Bottom Of My Heart.” In 2020, Stevie Wonder announced his new vanity label What The Fuss Records and he shared two new songs, “Can’t Put It In The Hands Of Fate” with Rapsody, Cordae, Chika, Busta Rhymes and “Where Is Our Love Song” featuring Gary Clark Jr. In 2021, Wonder told Oprah Winfrey that he was permanently moving to Ghana. 

 

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