Kris Lawrence Bags ‘Prince of R Title
There no shortage of love adidas uk in this long awaited album from Kris Lawrence. On the Love his third album and first since signing with GMA Records, the R Prince finds himself exploring the emotive trappings linked with all things love and gives his own interpretation of it with, more often than not, insistently impressive results.
Fans of R and pop will find much to appreciate on Kris 12 track effort. Leading the soul fueled record is the imploring mid tempo single Mo Naman Layering keys, synths, and beats, it a slow burn ballad that builds to memorable infatuation pleads. Hardly desperate yet effectively sincere at getting his message across.
As much as Kris knows his strengths, he isn afraid to let loose and shape his sound. Throughout the record, Kris works alongside the who who of the local music scene to craft songs that cater to both avid fans and new listeners.
Opening track despite its foreboding title, is the stuff of friendly R dreams, carried by shimmering synths and smooth vocals that recall quintessential Usher. Throw in a rap verse from Elmo Magalona in the mix and this fizzy sonic jam about choosing to sleep and dream about the woman she adores than be without her shows promise.
follows in the footsteps of its predecessor but instead favors a heavier, war drums hiphop base where Kris smooth vocals and Q York slick verse slide on the punchy beats.
There is plenty of polished R jams and power ballads infused in this record too that incorporate Kris signature vocal stylings: the spoken word opening of Me sets the sensual Wanna Know ala Joe attitude prodded by its gently strummed guitar and Kris beautiful range, hitting those high notes and falsettos easily. While the classic sounding carrier single Pala may appeal to lovesick fans, it the melancholic piano led Na Matatanggap that proves to be one of the highlights. na magwawakas. Ngayo alam ko na ang tunay kong nadarama. Pag ibig ko sa ay wala na, he laments, singing a classic case of moving on after the fire between them have burned out.
Incidentally, Pala is the theme song of GMA primetime Koreanovela Innocent Man which began airing last July 22.
As the album progresses, more attention grabbing songs reveal themselves. The Rachelle Ann Go collaboration track is a thumping piece of spacey, d adidas uk ance pop goodness that features K pop flourishes, a dubstep sample, and club music credibility that Kris definitely possesses. Next is the retro soul, blues styling of that adds dimension to the record overall theme.
The album works best when it focused on Kris versatile, warm vocals as shown on his duet with Bryan Woodart of IV Example on the piano ballad Rather Be Alone where his vibrato stands out in the sea of vocal layerings. Again is one of those self motivational songs that speak straight to his listeners hearts, dropping optimistic advice after advice. doesn kill you only makes you stronger get up and adidas uk try again, he sings reassuringly, drawing perhaps from personal experience prior to fully realizing this album.
Me Whole with its symphonic production and restrained vocals shifting from clean notes to heartfelt vibratos that sound like it belongs in a movie soundtrack, and the twinkling jam of end the album on a positive note.
Kris explores themes about love that lurches into the romantic kind then dives into its pitfalls, lacing up tracks with melodies and musicality that project more ambition. He sings with grit and a sense of purpose to connect with people, and on this solid record, he does it more successfully than ever, proving his place right up there with the country best.
Kris Lawrence the Love is now on CDs in Astroplus, Astro Vision, Odyssey, The Landmark and SM Music and Video outlets nationwide. It is also available worldwide on digital format thru iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and OPM2GO.