First Listen: Keith Robertson knows that you "Can't Change Yesterday"

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    (April 7, 2022) It is always uplifting for the soul when an artist interjects spiritual and inspirational nuggets when the chips may be down. Keith Robertson was more than well prepared to share his genuine gift - instilled by family members including his grandmother Mabel Robertson, who sang with gospel legend James Cleveland and uncles Chris Jasper and Rudolph Isley from The Isley Brothers. These music gems are what fueled Robertson’s smooth R&B and funk flair sprinkled with hope and faith.

    (April 7, 2022) It is always uplifting for the soul when an artist interjects spiritual and inspirational nuggets when the chips may be down. Keith Robertson was more than well prepared to share his genuine gift - instilled by family members including his grandmother Mabel Robertson, who sang with gospel legend James Cleveland and uncles Chris Jasper and Rudolph Isley from The Isley Brothers. These music gems are what fueled Robertson’s smooth R&B and funk flair sprinkled with hope and faith.

    Since Robertson released his 2006 debut Love, Life, & Relationships documenting a victorious journey behind the personal triumphs and tribulations, SoulTracks has been there every step of the way for this singer/songwriter/musician. After a long hiatus from his solo debut, Robertson recently released two singles captured by First Listen: “Can’t Steal My Joy,” about living life without the weight of the world, and the motivational, funk fest “Don’t Fight, Just Dance” seeking the highest road amid racial conflict.

    Returning to the First Listen spotlight, Robertson continues leaning on life’s teaching moments with “Can’t Change Yesterday,” a confession to willingly reconcile past mistakes while recognizing all those yesterdays can never change. The eighties/nineties R&B orchestration swiftly moves and grooves, capped by a tender guitar solo. And Robertson’s soothing tenor voice demonstrates a contrite heart: “Made some choices that changed my life/Some that hurt made me grow.”

    Throughout “Can’t Change Yesterday,” Robertson makes sure God gets the praise in helping those to exchange those yesterdays for brighter days. It is now time to listen up and feel encouraged.

     By Peggy Oliver

     
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