Damon Aaron has a voice made of smoke and silk and knows just how to work it; if seduction is an art then Highlands is your gallery. Some of Aaron’s songs move to a subtle hip-hop beat, like “Matinee” and “Floating,” but the latter has just as much in common with an old-school jam as it does anything on the radio today.

The gentle reggae of “Clouds” finds Aaron sounding a bit like the subdued side of Lenny Kravitz but on the very next cut, “Fall,” he sounds like British folk guitarist John Martyn.

Aaron lays it on thick with the cooing “Firstlove.” There’s no reason you can’t enjoy this one all by yourself, but if a lights-out snuggle is what you have in mind then Highlands will have you halfway there.

Grade: B

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