From The Vault: Keyshia Cole – ‘Love’

Published: Sunday 2nd Sep 2018 by Joe

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.’

Your thoughts?

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  1. IKNOWTHETRUTH September 2, 2018


  2. Achooo! September 2, 2018

    Her best song

  3. Fancy BISH September 2, 2018

    JAM. ?

  4. Bravo!! September 2, 2018

    My song by Keyshia Cole will always & forever be “We could be.” What true love should be especially in this crazy gay lifestyle.

  5. Dma September 2, 2018

    ?put it back in the vault!

  6. Jackx September 2, 2018

    I remember and heaven sent will always be my favorites from her. Love me some keysh

    • Caleb September 3, 2018


  7. Theelusive1 on IG September 2, 2018

    GOT TO GET MY HEART BACK. So impossible. I remember. Heaven sent. I want it to be over. Should have cheated. WORK it out. Low key this girl is INCREDIBLE

  8. Pink Tingz September 2, 2018

    That album was a classic.

  9. Tino September 3, 2018

    Hated this annoying ass crying song

  10. MUSICHEAD September 3, 2018

    As soon as I heard “I Changed My Mind” in 2004 I became a fan. I’ll always root for her ghetto a** lol.

    • Theelusive1 on IG September 3, 2018

      She has SOOOOO many great songs, we can’t just throw her away

  11. Antincia foster September 3, 2018


  12. Caleb September 3, 2018

    I will always love Keyshia, but this will forever be her worst song and I never understood why it was a hit. Her vocals have never sounded so strained and struggling as they do in this song.

    • Fancy BISH September 3, 2018

      It’s raw…you can feel her on this one! They probably used the scratch vocal/demo vocal and thought it was the most genuine…this was a song she already had and she got her record deal after singing it for Ron Fair….the production is tight tho!

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