I have only known Stevie Wonder for his most popular songs that was always playing on the radio. Up until recently I knew maybe 6 total songs out of his entire discography. But after listening to his groundbreaking 1973 album “Innervisions”, I have come to understand just how important Stevie Wonder is not only musically but to black culture. This album discussed drug addiction, racism and the realities of life for black people in urban cities. His observation of it proved to be very direct but with a hopeful tone.
One of the best songs on this album is “Too High”. It has Wonder singing about drug abuse and its effect. It is incorporated with an amazing bassline and synthesizer that adds to the feeling of listlessness that the drug user feels. Check it out above.