The music world, and music buyers, responded unexpectedly positively to the release of Tamar Braxton's RnB ballad Love And War, earlier this week. Clearly hoping to capitalise on the buzz of said song, the Braxton Family Values star took it to The Wendy Williams Show for a bit of live promo.
But how did the baby of the Braxton clan manage such a tricky song in a live setting? Watch below and find out!
My thoughts: It's crazy how much Tamar sounds like Toni in her lower range! Unfortunately, though the timbre is similar, she doesn't have the control, or the ease that her sister has on the lowest notes. As a result of this, the low pitched verses were the weakest parts of the performance: being breathy and shaky.
As soon as Tamar moved out of her lower range things quickly improved- though there was still some dodgy notes littered throughout. But Tamar showed she is more than capable of delivering where it matters: on those big, "money" notes. These notes did sound slightly pushed, but they also sounded akin to the vocals laid down on the studio version, so it was impressive to hear them recreated live.
The vocal-run at 3.43 was cute too, and the performance as a whole convinces me, that once her nerves are sorted, Tamar Braxton will be delivering live vocals that'll have other Divas quaking in their 6-inch Louboutins!
Not sure about that thin vibrato though...
How bout you guys? What did you think?