We’ve been blessed with new music from two of R&B’s most amazing artists – Toni Braxton and Ne-Yo.
Toni Braxton – Long As I Live
Toni Braxton’s new song, Long As I Live, has literally been on repeat since I first heard it a few days ago. In the song, Toni is singing about tripping over the love of her life, also her ex, who has moved on and she’s having to hear about another woman living the life she once lived with him. It’s really one of those songs you play on Friday night while drinking all the wine in the house and then drunk dial your ex. However, I like it because Toni’s vocals are so mellow, yet give so much life – and the beat just flows. The overall vibe of the song is late 90s to mid-2000s and I’m all the way here for it. We need more of this – a revival of R&B music.
Ne-Yo – Good Man
If art is imitating life, Ne-Yo must be a very happily married man. His latest song, Good Man, is basically an ode to his significant other with proclamations of fidelity, assuring her that her that the day he married her he was committed to being a good, honest, faithful man – despite what the haters and naysayers have to say about it. The song samples a bit of D’Angelo’s legendary song, How Does It Feel, and the overall vibe of the song is mid to late 2000s.
I get super excited when I hear new music that has a pure R&B sound. Being a genuine music lover, I listen to EVERYTHING, but my first love was R&B and my favorite era was the 90s, so I obviously have an affinity for love songs. Toni Braxton and Ne-Yo are two artists I can always turn to for a good R&B fix.