The lead single from Toni Braxton’s Atlantic Records debut (‘Pulse’), premiered today. Produced by DJ Frank E, ‘Yesterday’ is an epic ballad, which effectively manages to stay true to Toni’s appeal (i.e. a vocalist rather than one trying to compete with the R&B chicks of today), while also encapsulating enough contemporary R&B/Pop elements to make this chartable in this day and age. I can’t say this is rocking my world, but a solid effort nonetheless. It will be interesting to see what Ms. Braxton serves up with the rest of her new album, which is set to hit stores February 2010.
Hit or Miss?