When it comes to good R&B, nobody does it like Brandy. She’s got it all, the voice, the history, the right choice of lyrics and a knack to incorporate new sounds into a standardized genre. In this case, Brandy goes back to basics with an adorning ballad about longing and lost love.
“Without You” is a sad song about not being able to live without that one person. The story of the song is matched with Brandy’s yearning, yet not overwhelming vocals. It doesn’t set out to impress you at first, in fact, it is one of those track that will strike you only after a couple of listens. When it does though, it’s a whole different relationship. We hope this song gets picked as the next single.
Two Eleven is already on its third single and Brandy wants your input on what single she chooses next. We all know that the two other that have been released, “Put It Down” and “Wildest Dreams,” did well in their own genres. But, it’s time to catapult the album onto the world. So, click below to decide.
There is so much to say for 90s’ Soul and R&B music, especially in an era when its biggest stars are struggling to get their music across. Somewhere is the beginning of the 00s’, many of those artists forgot that the genre is more about the melody and less about the glam, overproduction or hip hop collaborations. It is only until now that these artists realized that the essence of R&B is in the swaying melody and the heartfelt lyrics.
Here Brandy channels exactly that nostalgic niche. The song is not all glitter and no gold. It’s a sultry tune with a great melody on its chorus and a direct lyrical message with an optimistic tone, but also that of a long struggle coming to a halt at the return of love. It’s a simple soul song with all the love in the world. The kind of track that took Brandy from Thea to Moesha.
Brandy is back with a vengeance “Wildest Dreams” is the second single off of her album Two Eleven. It’s a throwback to good old 90s’ R&B but with timely arrangement. The video for it is fun and dancey. However, the real sparkle here is in the chorus of the song. Let’s hope theres more in store. Continue reading →
This has got to be one of the albums we are waiting for the most this year. Two Eleven has been a long time coming. For the sounds of this badly-constructed sampler, there are some solid beats on there. We simply can’t wait for it!
We are excited for Brandy’s new album! Two Eleven follows Norwood’s least commercially successful album, Human (2008), which failed to enter the top-ten of the US Billboard 200. Its foundations can be traced back to 2009, a time when Norwood had been working on a second album with Epic Records, involving contribution from Ne-Yo and Stargate as well as The-Dream and Tricky Stewart. However, after singer-songwriter Amanda Ghost was appointed the new president of the label in February 2009, Epic terminated Norwood’s recording contract with the company. As some of the material recorded under Sony Music was left with the label and re-recorded by other artists, her departure from the company temporarily halted production on a sixth studio album. By mid-2009 however, she resumed work on brand new songs in the studio with producers such as Sean & Kadis.