Welcome to the latest edition ‘That Grape Juice A&R‘, the ‘TGJ’ original feature which sees us switch critic for creative and weigh in on the directions of our staple acts.
Who we’ve set our Evan Lipschutz-sized sights on this time? Brandy, the R&B icon who sits atop her genre’s world with a career that’s birthed the ‘Sweetest Sounds’ for two decades now.
However, there’s no denying that recent years have seen commercial success evade the performer, and now- as she begins work on her seventh studio album- we slip on our creative caps to share ideas we’d say would change all of that.
Meet us below…
Using 11 reference tracks pulled from artists from all walks of life, below sits a track list compiled by ourselves that- at least to us- would make the perfect Brandy album.
Taking praise and criticism aimed at her last LP into her consideration and her current positioning in Pop culture into consideration, the “album” below brings with it a sound rooted in R&B but universally appealing enough to give the star a fighting chance of scoring support from a number of radio formats.
Formats, who hold the key to audiences the singer has been unable to reach in recent years. Thus, resulting in sales that sit far beneath her commercial potential.
Ready to give it a spin?
1. ‘Hold On We’re Going Home’
3. ‘Get it Together’
4. ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’
5. ‘Lil Star’
6. ‘Love is a Losing Game’
7. ‘Unbreak My Heart‘
8. ‘Little Do You Know’
11. ‘Marilyn Monroe’
Like what you hear?