Another release from Tamar Braxton's September-due album Love and War has been uploaded to SoundCloud- say hello to All the Way. This grown up slice of Rnb was written by the legendary Diane Warren (and Tamar, I should add) and it's a slow burner that improves with every listen. The vocals aren't as showy as we've come to expect from the youngest Braxton, but that doesn't mean they're any less impressive.
Unfortunately the more I hear from this album, the more I think it will probably flop- not that I'm wanting that. But Rnb isn't selling right now and that's what Tamar is delivering. However, I'll be the first to pony up my pounds if it's full of quality like this and the album's title track. So Tamar you can sleep easy knowing you should have at least one guaranteed sale come the release date...
It appears I was misinformed. I thought Toni Braxton had retired from music! I also didn't know she's married with kids. Clearly I know squat about this Diva. Anyway, the contralto has a new album due in December called Love, Marriage, Divorce- wait, so maybe she's not married anymore?- and she's teamed up with old boss Babyface ( the dude behind some of her most iconic hits) on new song, Hurt You.
The track starts off well, with a simple piano/vocal combo that fooled me into thinking I was in for something powerful and dramatic. But as soon as the slightly confused and flat beat kicked in post intro, the track quickly lost its way. The bland backing eventually becomes indicative of the song as a whole, with even Toni and Babyface's vocals sounding uninspired and pedestrian by its end. This is definitely not a return to form for either parties. It's a shame because these two have made some beautiful music in the past.