The wait is over! Known for his eclectic approach to such underground classics as 1st Born Second, and Airtight’s Revenge, Bilal Sayeed Oliver is back with, A Love Surreal, one of the most refreshing projects to hit the marketplace—well since last year’s Robert Glasper’s Black Radio. Highlights include the album’s first single, the harmonically-jazzy “Back to Love,” the old school flavas of “West Side Girl,” the Steely Dan phrasings of “Winning Hand,” the acoustic ballad “Longing & Waiting,” and the sweet poetry of “Butterfly” (featuring the aforementioned Robert Glasper). A Love Surreal drops February 26 on the preeminent Soul Music label, Purpose Music Group, distributed through E1 Music. What a way to kick off the new year with some great new music!