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"With every album I grow, and with The Truth I've gone to a new level. It's an extension of who I am and where I am in my life. Everything I am feeling and experiencing is in this album and I am excited to share it with my fans," states Ledisi. "Of all of my recordings, this is definitely my favorite album ever."
The first single off the new album "I Blame You," written and produced by Claude Kelly, Chuck Harmony and Ledisi Young (the team who brought you "Pieces of Me"), is a joyful reflection on that new-found love. USA Today calls it "A breezy-smooth rush of pop-soul nostalgia."
Ledisi explains that her new music is a reflection of her journey of self-discovery. "There was a time when I felt like I had to please everybody," she says. "Now I'm like 'I don't care anymore,' I just want to be fully out there and be the person I really am, which is someone who loves being open and fun."
Ledisi's courage to be so vulnerable isn't the only positive byproduct of her transformation. "Over the past few years, I've really had to ask myself, 'Who are you and what do you want to be,'" she reflects. "I did some mediation and I started working out hard. Not like how I used to where I would do a couple of crunches and then drink a soda! Now I'm really challenging myself. And I love this girl! She's free and uninhibited and having fun with life. I've learned that when you really love who you are, it radiates! It all starts from the within. It all starts from accepting The Truth."
Ledisi's thrill of self-discovery is now available for all of us to enjoy, on The Truth.
Top Customer Reviews
5. Missy Doubt - Upbeat, fun, radio friendly, nice to dance too.
4. Can't Help Who I Love - Nice laid back, groovy song.
3. Like This - I like her vocals here. Not too strong, but the message is strong
2. Mine - This one is actually on her deluxe version and I'm in love with it. This is the direction I was hoping she would go with this song.
1. I Blame You - Loved it the first time I heard it. Its sexy and the beat is definitely R&B. The video really makes this track stand out.
I've become a devoted fan, and as such, sometimes devotees aren’t all that accepting when an artist decides to go in another direction.
In interview after interview I’ve read that Ledisi took time to focus on herself, and this album was a reflection of her journey.
I, for one, am loving every aspect of this “other” Ledisi!
The box that some want her to stay in? She’s stepped out, broken it down and sent it on to be recycled.
Growing up, most of us are taught to color within the lines. It just looks neater.
There are times however, when coloring outside the lines is soooooooo much more fun.
Ledisi's The Truth colors way beyond those lines, and in the process, gives fans a CD worth listening to constantly.
I knew this was going to be a great album when I heard the first single, I Blame You. The song and accompanying video is all you needed to see to know the Soulsinger (her first album) Ledisi has been replaced by the Lose Control woman.
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In March 2014, Ledisi released her fourth album for Verve Forecast- and sixth overall- "The Truth". On her new album, she makes the transition into sensual and seductive R&B songs. She reunites with a couple of producers from her previous album- such as Chuck Harmony, who produced the first single about finding happiness with a new love "I Blame You". Also present is producer Jon Jon Traxx with the sexual come-on "That Good Good". Darhyl "DJ" Camper (best known for Keyshia Cole's "Trust And Believe" and Tamar Braxton's "Love And War") produces the title track "The Truth", a song in which a couple have to face the sad reality that they are no longer in love. She makes a beeline for the dance floor with "Rock With You", while practicing the art of seduction on "Lose Control".Read more ›
On this upbeat R&B album, Ledisi showcases her incredible vocal range as she covers a wide range of topics related to love, also displaying a playful sexuality that never turns vulgar. The album opens with the very catchy “I Blame You” and the disco-esque "Rock With You." Then there is the mid-tempo “That Good Good” and the sultry "Lose Control," in which she sings about taking the lead in the bedroom: "Nice red high heel shoes, Left behind some clues, Follow the roses, Let me reward you.”
Next are the mid-tempo song “Like This” and the radio-ready tune “Anything.” Standout-track “The Truth” showcases her vulnerability, as this is a ballad about the feelings that the songstress went through after her own breakup, and the lively mid-tempo “Missy Doubt.” On the mournful “88 Boxes” she sings about packing up pictures and old love letters, or in other words: "My life, it went from years to 88 boxes.” The record closes with my personal favorite of this album, the ballad “Can’t Help Who You Love.”
Final verdict: with “The Truth,” the New Orleans-born singer deliveres a well-rounded R&B album. But that said, after listening to this CD repeatedly for the past several days to let the songs sink in, the truth is that, while these are all good, catchy songs, there are too few really outstanding and/or memorable tracks on this album. So I settled on four stars: I like it, a lot, but I don’t love it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thought I would love this as I was so much in love with her earlier work, however this has fallen into the same trap as so many modern R&B albums in that they are so... Read morePublished 2 months ago by David
Simply put; Ledisi is one of the best in the business. Pure singer!!!Published 6 months ago by Tina (Los Angeles)
She is such a talented star! She has a voice that shines,I truly enjoyed this cd! I love her mega hit,"I blame you. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Wife 26
Love this lady. She is doing it right all the time. Doing it different, some kinda of Soul.Published 7 months ago by KILO BRAVO 1