Cedric Lamar - I Wanna Be Beside You (Live on July 4th)
Sound: Acoustic, Live, Pop, Soul, Ukulele
How I Feel When Listening to It:
New York is losing one of my favorite people on Earth. Cedric Lamar. His name cannot be written without a bold style presentation. Only bold can reflect this man.
The kindest. The most interesting. The most talented. The most humble. The most authentic. The most handsome. Let me just say this— if he was on Real World it would be a terrible season because his positive energy would make everyone in the house get along and be friends. So thats what he is bad at: getting ratings on reality TV based on hatred and fighting.
Even that last one is a positive. Total fucking package.
This song is from a video of a massive backyard BBQ a few years ago. You can even hear me at the very end. “Ced-RICK!" It’s such a fun song. Start your day with it and open the door for a stranger as fast as you can. The power & positivity of CL will make everything work out.
A little insider info: he originally wrote it as a call and response song to sing with kids. Then every adult was like, no thanks— we’ll take it. Want want it. (I think that is true.)
The GIF above is from his goodbye NY performance this past weekend. Incredible show with an incredible crowd. The love in the room was vibrating. And Cedric didn’t let us down. Go figure.
So I wish you luck Cedric Lamar. You don’t need it though. Wherever you go, holy fuck are they lucky. They hit the jackpot.