Throwback Thursday – Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose, “It’s Too Late To Turn Back Now”

cornelius-brothers-sister-roseA lot of my biggest musical influences came from my parents’ wedding CD, which included the two-hit wonder-band Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose. The Florida-based Soul family came up with a couple of hits, but my favorite ended up being “It’s Too Late To Turn Back Now”.

“It’s Too Late To Turn Back Now”, or as I call it, “That song that sounds like The Spinners’ ‘Could It Be I’m Falling In Love'”, or “It’s Too Late” for length purposes, is a classic example of some of the best Soul has to offer in history. The variety of instruments that help guide but support the vocals (Rather than utterly dominate, like most modern music) is something that I covet. Random, uncalled-for harmonies can give the song a bit of spice to add to that gold recipe.

The chorus was just slightly too repetitive for me when the song was already so short, but it is a good thing that the hook is as amazing as it is. Hence why the song reached #2 on Billboard back when most people did not hear new music too often (Thank God I was born in the age of Twitter, SoundCloud, etc. etc.).

Overall, I would rate the song at:


You can check out the song below and take a good old trip down memory lane:

Austin Heath: Head Writer & Site Administrator of Austin’s Music Picks


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