SURROUNDED BY THE HEART

SURROUNDED BY THE HEART


Released in 2008, 'Surrounded by the Heart' continued to expand on the theme of 'Earthy Soul witha Funky Stroll' that the Smooth Operators had proudly been playing since their formation in 2006. The album featured a more expanded palette of sounds and styles- Strings, Children's Choir, and Horns (courtesy of Copper Box) punctuated several songs. 

Sly Joe was mentored by several prominent songwriters during the recording of this album. That, along with the birth of his first child, gave the songs a new depth while still remaining light-hearted and positively charged.