Album Stream: Fantasia – ‘Sketchbook’

Published: Thursday 10th Oct 2019 by Rashad

After ample teasing, Grammy-winning R&B diva Fantasia has unleashed her long-awaited new album, ‘Sketchbook.’

Her first studio effort since 2016’s ‘The Definition Of…,’ the project serves as a turning point on several fronts in the singer’s narrative.  Released independently, ‘Sketchbook’ comes as her first album without the backing of a major label – a feat some point to as the reason for the commercial nonperformance of the set’s trio of lead singles ‘Enough,’ ‘PTSD (featuring T-Pain),’ and ‘Holy Ghost.’

And, while the tunes and their album co-tenants have racked up critical acclaim aplenty, will it be enough to help the LP pencil itself on the Billboard 200’s upper rankings (like that of its predecessors)?

Listen after the jump and weigh in:


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  1. ERIC October 10, 2019

    I was loving it until tracks 7-12. 2nd half of the album sounds like it was produced by a totally different group of people who messed it all up.

    • dfdfdf October 11, 2019

      u have to understand this Fantasia shes music so every song is not gonna sound the same

  2. dfdfdf October 11, 2019

    the hold album is fire Fantasia is showing the world she can sing in all genres rock pop country rnb soul gospel this girl can do it all just like her idol Aretha

    • Boss Up October 11, 2019

      It’s *whole not hold 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️c’mon now, do better

      • INAMAD October 11, 2019

        😂😂
        Damn! Social promotion is a b**** 😩🤦🏾‍♂️

  3. Goodie October 11, 2019

    I love me some big mouth Tasia but she know she wrong for this!! She gave us a 2 in 1. Half R&B and half gospel. Anything past track 6 could’ve been a whole different album.
    Why didn’t she release 2 EP’s instead of an obvious flop? Girl if you don’t go ahead and give us SIDE EFFECTS OF YOU PART 2, IMA BE PISSED.

    • only facts October 11, 2019

      Side Effects of You is hands down her best work. No clue how she could go from that to these last two albums…

      No shade, but I forgot the album was coming today.

  4. Danny Bey October 11, 2019

    It’s good!!! Omg I’m so mad at myself for doubting her this era but my bish came thru! Further proves she’s one of the most consistent R&B artists of our generation. So many standout tracks. Go head Fanny! And I forgot her mom was on this. At first I thought it was Tamela Mann! Vocalllllls

  5. Al October 11, 2019

    Simply amazing! Tasia showcases that no one can keep her in a box. It is amazing to hear that she is truly happy and free in your music now. Will have this album on repeat for a couple of months! Come through Tasia! #thisisapush

  6. Goodie October 11, 2019

    Also, that track ‘Warning’ should’ve been released as a first single because this could’ve been her crossover moment in the rock and soul department…..Tina Turner tease. Come on Fantaisia team cease the opportunity! Promote ‘warning’ ASAP! It’s radio friendly and I could see it being catchy to all types of listeners.

  7. Tina October 11, 2019

    Loving this whole album!!.

  8. Shakira October 11, 2019

    In my opinion, This album displays how well Fantasia can sing and articulate any genre of music that she want to!! She always deliver even if she really don’t like it!!! But this one is her independent baby okayyy!!! Fantasia can’t be placed in a box because she will sing the mf’n four walls off of it period!!! She’s well respected from me no questions asked!!! Now go get Sketchbook!!

  9. John Doe October 11, 2019

    Fantasia definitely killed this album !!

  10. Drell October 11, 2019

    This Album is a masterpiece!!!

  11. romy October 11, 2019

    You have to work and use the computer and internet, and if you can do that and dedicate some time each day then you can do this with no problem.
    I have been working with this for a month and have made over $2,000 already. let me know if you need more help.
    Read more <===

  12. Interac October 11, 2019

    ‘The way’ sounds amazing.

  13. Jamar October 11, 2019

    Ok so my top 3 are Warning, Fighting, & Bad Girl! Great messages and of course vocals are amazing!

    I like History way more than I was expecting… baby Tasia is booming with confidence on this album

  14. Kim October 11, 2019

    Team Ta

  15. IAMME October 11, 2019

    THIS IS SUCH A GREAT BODY OF WORK.. THIS ALBUM IS CRAZY!

  16. Keith October 11, 2019

    These songs will be more interesting live…good luck with the project, tho

  17. Nick October 11, 2019

    Love it as always. Fantasia does no wrong in my eyes!! First independent album and it’s off to a great start!!! 🗣BEST COMEBACK OF THE CENTURT

  18. Love Fantasia October 11, 2019

    This album is Great “Warning” is fire! Good Job Tasia

  19. Patricia Hamm October 11, 2019

    THIS IS A PEACEFUL, ASKING FOR CHANGE ALBUL. PEOPLE LISTEN TO THE LYRICS, NOT THE BEATS. THERE IS A MESSAGE. LOVE U MRS. TAYLOR I BOUGHT 2 CD’S. 1 FOR THE HOUSE, THE OTHER FOR THE SUV.

  20. Keiyrah Mac October 11, 2019

    THIS IS A PEACEFUL, ASKING FOR CHANGE ALBUL. PEOPLE LISTEN TO THE LYRICS, NOT THE BEATS. THERE IS A MESSAGE. LOVE U MRS. TAYLOR I BOUGHT 2 CD’S. 1 FOR THE HOUSE, THE OTHER FOR THE SUV.

  21. Jcunnin56 October 12, 2019

    Every album is does is different, she’s in a better place, I’m glad she made Sketchbook, because she’s showing her musical growth. Everyone’s not going to be on board with her. Like Frankie Beverly said make music that you love. Remember Maze featuring frankie Beverly never won any awards. Fyi

  22. Epiphany Jeremaine Mitchell October 12, 2019

    love this album and everything else

  23. KINGNEF October 13, 2019

    Fantasia!!!! In (MY) opinion this whole album is 🔥🔥🔥🔥, I love every song.

  24. Rupaul October 20, 2019

    I wasn’t too sure about the first 2 singles but hearing as part of the album convinced me she got it right. This is a quality album that puts her firmly in her own lane and I’m loving it. Sorry I doubted you Fanny

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