Got to Have It - Single
Almost five years ago, the Canadian music scene took a heavy blow with the untimely death of jackSOUL singer Haydain Neale. Now, Sony Music has announced an upcoming Greatest Hits album, featuring Juno-nominated singles, fan favourites, and previously unreleased tracks. The first posthumous single from the collection, “Got to Have It”, was released this week. Taken from demo archives recorded in ’07, Neale’s impressive lead performance was captured in a single take. The supremely funky track was recently given a production enhancement from frequent collaborator/producer Thomas “Tawgs” Salter and the song’s co-writer/keyboardist Ron Lopata, giving it a modern feel. A very timely release, considering the recent success of funk revivalists Chromeo and Daft Punk. Lopata insists that Neale would have been “super proud” of the song, and it’s easy to see why.