Today’s From The Vault pick comes from yet another uniquely gifted singer, Keyshia Cole. This week, we give you ‘Love.’
The songbird’s breakthrough of sorts, ‘Love’ (in its original guise) was “the” track that got Ron Fair to sign Cole to Interscope back in 2003. It was written by the singer alongside Greg Curtis who also produced the cut.
Formally released in 2005 as the fourth single from her debut album ‘The Way It Is,’ the song was her most successful single at the time peaking at #19 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Additionally, it reached the Top 3 of Billboard’s Hip-Hop/R&B charts
The visual for the tune was directed by the mighty Benny Boom and featured the infamous Tyrese in the role of Keyshia’s love interest. During the course of the clip, the couple experience relationship issues after she suspects him of being involved in untoward activity.
13 years on, it’s disheartening to see that the world has seemingly stopped rooting for Keyshia Cole like it used to. If you ask us, to this day no one has been able to step in that Hip-Hop/Soul lane originated by Ms. Blige quite like Keyshia has.
While the latest tracks from her repertoire haven’t been as engaging as ‘Love,’ ‘I Should Have Cheated,’ or ‘Let It Go,’ her talent still remains intact. A reality which should count for something…right?!
Now, as the industry has shown us over the years, it ain’t over until it’s over so KC, the ball is definitely in your court. Play it right and it may well bring back the ‘Love.’