hear R Kelly influences in his style of singing. His voice is more high pitched and sweet. It misses that gravely raw sound. It’s more polished and flows with a soft serenity that will certainly grab nu soul lovers. The music makes a change from what we hear from American r’n’b these days. With the exception of ‘How I Made It’ the music is generally softer and more melodic probably due to a strong piano influence. You can expect funky grooves from a band well versed in r’n’b, but it’s not as upbeat as Maxwell or as cool as D’Angelo.
This album is soft, soothing and laid back. It’s for lovers of soul and has a classy sound. It does have crossover pop potential so will appeal to a wider audience. It’s not ballsy and could be quite bland in places for some. It’s specific to its genre and holds a place in that scene.