It may be a New Year, but the same issues are plaguing some of our most anticipated releases.
Unfortunately, the dreaded “push back” has struck again with singer Fantasia its latest victim.
Originally slated for release next month, the star’s fourth studio album ‘The Side Effects Of You’ has been held back until an undetermined date. And while many anticipated this in the absence of a radio or video release for its lead single ‘Lose To Win’, the American Idol alum has explained why the move to delay the “rock soul” sounding set was a must.
Her words after the jump…
Writing on Facebook moments ago, the 28 year old announced…
In many ways, we applaud Ms. Barrino’s decision — although we’re sure it was just as much the record label’s as it was hers.
For, following her unintentional, yet damaging comments back in December, she clearly was in need of image rehabilitation; something only time and space would be able to repair.
What’s more, as unique as ‘Lose To Win’ is, there’s much to be said about the fact that we didn’t give it much (if any) play beyond the week it premiered. Jury’s still out on whether this is due to it being rush-released during the Holiday season or if it just isn’t that good. What is certain, though, is that the track doesn’t demand a listen nor does it have a sense of urgency to play — which is dangerous given that there is no longer the reality show platform to push her material.
Our advice to Ms. Barrino would be to ignore the negativity, ditch the “woe is me” malarkey, and just focus on churning out a solid album. R&B may not be where it once was commercially, yet her talent remains ever-on-point. It’s time she remind the world why took to her in the first place.
For now though, take a listen to ‘Lose To Win’ below…