Alongside Anthony David, India.Arie sounds magnificent on the duet “Words,” here on David’s sophomore outing. But it’s David’s soulful guitar strumming, and his dusky, woodsy, R&B-inflected voice that prove to be the album’s most striking features. Aside from up production on tasteful beats and proving his place as modern troubadour with penetrating lyrics, David’s fervent slides on “Smoke One,” and the funky “Sho Nuff” will make The Red Clay Chronicles as memorable as works by Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers, while “Everything Is Everything” has that intimate, lean-on-him sort of soul.