Looks like Tamar Braxton is getting back her vocal mojo! Praise Jebus! Taking All The Way Home to the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Diva gave a striking rendition of the knockout ballad lifted from last year's Love And War LP.
Her voice was impressively on point throughout, and I especially loved how she worked those growls into the vocal early on in the performance. The note on the climax- the E5- was a little too brassy for my liking but the freedom she exhibits in the fifth octave is stunning. As is her ability to employ vibrato to those notes.
I hope more Divas out there take note of Tamar's use of live instrumentation. The energy it brings is one that a backing track just can't deliver. It does remove an element of control from the performance- such as the drums, excellent as they were, being a little too prominent at points *side eyes the sound technician*- but the atmosphere it creates makes it totally worth the risk.
More Tamar in 2014, please!