Songz’s Trey Day

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[Music: CD Review]


Trey Songz returns with his second album, Trey Day, released on Oct 2.

It's the follow up from his debut album I Gotta Make It in which he scored major hits with Gotta Make It and Gotta Go.

This time around the album sounds more measured and sought a particular sound that left it lacking the natural feel that the first album had. Yes the beats are catchy, the production is very contemporary and songs are catchy. Vocally he is very competent, so when he sings on the descent tracks he does show why he created such a storm when he first came out.
The R. Kelly-produced and co-written track Grub On, gets the thumbs up.

It’s a track in which a restaurant and food are used as metaphors for sex. It's a slow jam with heavy base; R. Kelly style.
Another track that stands out is the Johnta Austin-written song Can't Help But Wait. In this song Trey struggle's with the fact that he loves a woman who already has a man, but is willing to wait for her. Legendary producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis lend their trusted production skills on the last track We Should Be. It's a slow, mellow track for all the lovers out there.

Also the more harder, Hip Hop-inspired R&B tracks make their appearance in Long Gone Missin, produced by Bei Maejor; made for club heads. Also No clothes On does the same trick with its hard-hitting beats and soft melodic keys on top; sounds a bit like a Swizz Beats production. Some tracks on this CD work very well but some of them are just ok and forgettable. 

Ocen Allimadi is The Black Star News music editor and Publisher of thegroovemagazine.com For profiles or CD reviews contact him at [email protected]


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