“Often when a group plays a hit they speed it up, to compensate for its familiarity; Til slows it down, drastically, so that the listener hangs onto the music. It’s scary—how are these singers going to get out of the song? The soul in the performance deepens. Til holds the word ‘die,’ but not its note, for ten seconds—it sounds easier than it is—but it doesn’t feel like a trick…”
– Sonny Til and the Orioles head off the March 2015 edition of Real Life Rock Top 10, at Barnes and Noble.