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Genres: R&B/Soul, Music
Released: 21 November 2008
℗ 2008 Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Limited

❤Album Review:
Discovered through Fame Academy, the BBC’s ill-fated and little-watched answer to Pop Idol, soul singer Lemar has gone on to surpass the longevity of most of his more highly publicized talent show counterparts over an impressively consistent five-year career. But while comparisons to the likes of Al Green and Sam Cooke certainly helped to distance him from his less than credible beginnings, his brand of retro-soul, which sounded so fresh on 2003 debut Dedicated, has started to appear a little stale, especially when compared to the inventive club-friendly output of Chris Brown and Ne-Yo. Indeed, even Craig David stepped outside of his acoustic-based comfort zone to produce a few dancefloor-fillers for his recent Greatest Hits retrospective. But following the disappointing sales of his derivative ’60s soul pastiche The Truth About Love, the Brit and MOBO Award-winner has opted for something a little more contemporary for his fourth studio album, The Reason. Recorded in Miami, Los Angeles, and Sweden with a hotshot team of producers including Soulshock & Karlin (Beyoncé), Salaam Remi (Britney Spears), and Jim Jonsin (Nelly), it’s undoubtedly a more concerted effort to halt the worrying career slide that saw his previous single, “Tick Tock,” scrape in at a lowly number 45. But rather than panicking and overloading its ten tracks with processed beats and Hi-NRG trance riffs, The Reason wisely plays it more subtle, bridging the gap between his old-fashioned previous output and a more modern electro-focused sound. So for every shimmering synth-led R&B number (“If She Knew”), there’s an authentic attempt at Marvin Gaye-esque soul (“Not What You Say”), and for every Usher-inspired slow jam (“Wait Forever”), there’s a crack at Little Richard-style bluesy jazz-pop (“Heartbreaker”). While The Reason’s lack of originality still leaves Lemar searching for a full body of work that lives up to the standards of his vocal talents, its blend of old school and new school is a marked improvement on his previous vintage soulman routine, which should help to reverse his decreasing chart fortunes. ~ Jon O’Brien, Rovi

施展出迷人节奏蓝调,灵魂等音韵的大本营”美国”,捧红多为扬名国际的歌手,然而进入90年代,传承Aretha Franklin、Roberta Flack等绝代动人的灵魂音韵,香醇搭配节奏蓝调、爵士、嘻哈等多类元素调和成的Neo-Soul乐派,在Erykah Badu、India.Arie、D’Angelo、Maxwell带领下,开出一朵朵鲜艳芬芳的灿烂花朵,无不为其诱人歌声、舒缓旋律而动容,这位出产自英国,散发无比骚灵式的魅力男声Lemar,可不输上述清一色来自美国的战将!

❤Track List:
01. The Reason
02. Weight of the World
03. Heartbreaker
04. If She Knew
05. Trust Me
06. Over You
07. Mayday
08. Wait Forever
09. Not What You Say
10. Black Tide
11. Won’t Walk Away (Bonus Track)
Digital Booklet – The Reason

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