Paring his iconic voice alongside the sweet notes from Carla Thomas, this unforgettable soul singer promises his lover to turn over a new leaf in the forthcoming New Year.
“New Year’s Resolution” was first released in 1967 as part of Otis Redding‘s beloved duets album with Thomas called King & Queen. Throughout the track, each singer takes a side in this story where they acknowledge their wrongdoings through their relationship – and aim to mend it by making a New Year’s resolution to one another.
This slow, sultry, and purely soulful ballad is a raw and captivating look back at the era of music that saw so many great things come from Southern singers.
Although Redding was not a country singer, many considered him to be a great influence throughout his meteoric rise across the music charts and he has been cited as an inspiration for many classic country singers.
Listen to Otis Redding and Carla Thomas’ heart-melting duet, “New Year’s Resolution,” in the video below.
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