Jazmine Sullivan knows about heartbreak. But she also knows about true love. Making this the perfect album for any R&B fan.
On her debut album, Sullivan made sure that people knew she could sing anything, and makes sure to work with top name producers who can let her voice and emotion soar through the song. This second time around, she keeps it simple, doing everything exactly the same. But this time, she sounds better, and makes a well made album.
Starting with the Missy Elliott produced "Holding you Down (Goin in Circles)" and Salaam Remi's "10 Seconds", Jazmine sings about the same thing she has been singing about: love lost and betrayal. But it doesn't get old. Both of these producers, who have worked with her before, know the best of Jazmine and bring it out in both these singles. Jazmine sounds amazing in both, and they are the best songs on the album.
The album containes contemporary R&B songs, but also the funky "Don't Make Me Wait" and the reggae-tinged "Luv Me Back". Every song has beautiful melodies, and excellent writing, and can be listened to completely.
The only song I believe doesn't fit in the album is "Redemption". It is a song that describes drug addiction, domestic abuse, and weapon violence. It is a well written song, and inspirational in a way, but it does not fit in the album, with its theme and music as well.
Overall, the album is amazing, and newcomers and fans alike will find something to love on every track. The music is excellent, Jazmine's voice is beautiful, and the lyrics can resonate every emotion possible, making this the best R&B album of the season.