Soulsinger

Ledisi

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Soulsinger Review

by Andrew Hamilton

Ledisi exhales on the funky opener "Get Outta My Kitchen," pumping mad adrenaline and setting the bar for the next 16 tracks. She confronts incest and domestic violence matter-of-factly on "Papa Loved to Love Me," a tell-all about a father raping his daughter. Cool jazzy flavors (including the catchy "I Wantcha Babe") and sweet floaters ("Take Time" and "In My Life") balance the more dramatic cuts and provide a comfortable plateau for Ledisi's fluid alto. "Coffee" is reminiscent of the '60s/'70s poet-artists Nikki Giovanni and Gil Scott-Heron. Soulsinger has that freshness that makes first albums special. The multi-talented singer co-wrote most of the songs with keyboardist Saundra Manning.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Ledisi 03:51 SpotifyAmazon
2 Ledisi 04:42 SpotifyAmazon
3 Ledisi 05:11 SpotifyAmazon
4 Ledisi 04:12 SpotifyAmazon
5 Ledisi 05:32 SpotifyAmazon
6 Ledisi 03:41 SpotifyAmazon
7 Ledisi 03:43 SpotifyAmazon
8 Ledisi 01:43 SpotifyAmazon
9 Ledisi 04:49 SpotifyAmazon
10 Ledisi 03:51 SpotifyAmazon
11 Ledisi 04:38 SpotifyAmazon
12 Ledisi 04:51 SpotifyAmazon
13 Ledisi 05:34 SpotifyAmazon
14 Ledisi 04:23 SpotifyAmazon
15 Ledisi 01:11 SpotifyAmazon
16 Ledisi 03:45 SpotifyAmazon
17 Ledisi 04:27 SpotifyAmazon
18 Ledisi 04:37 SpotifyAmazon
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Ledisi 00:29 SpotifyAmazon
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