℗ 2020 Brand Nu, Inc./ Entertainment One U.S., LP
This album was a breath of fresh air. We needed it. This album was worth the wait. So therapeutic. So therapeutic (I had to say it twice). So Raw. So authentic. So emotional. So unapologetic. So Angelic. So truthful. Queen of stacked vocals. Queen of harmony’s. Another great body of work from start to finish. I pray the music never stops. Her transitions through the years as an artist is beautiful and it was like she wasn’t even gone for 8 years. Keep creating, don't ever stop. We need it.
If you listened to this album only once, you missed it. The first time I wasn’t that big on it. I continued to listen and I started to hear things I didn’t hear before, feel things I didn’t feel before and there’s so much to appreciate. I do agree, lyrically I wanted Brandy to go deeper. I wanted to hear some of those “money notes” and some catchy hooks like on her first 3 albums, but Brandy voice is so rich. It’s a really good album. I’m looking for a deluxe in our future.
She’s truly going thru something or she too is caping on Mental Illness, what ever the case she seem dark and deep in her feelings or just hearing voices in her head because we as listeners can hear as well and they aren’t too nice on majority of the album. I say no more but let everyone else listen for themselves.
Brandy just got that thing. That’s it! She makes music like she has always made music, being original. Not trying to sound like nobody but herself. She has always liked those exotic instruments in her music. I just love how she stays true to who she is. This is my new album. I love it! She went in and made it seem effortless. It sounds like old Brandy to me but with better vocals. If you listen you can hear she definitely influenced Beyoncé .. Beyoncé got some of those same riffs and deep voice parts like her. This girls voice is immaculate! Like a Whitney (not the high parts of Whitney) mixed with something I can’t explain. It’s the hoarse sound that’s gotten even better, the raspy sound that she always had but it’s gotten better as she got older.
I’m a huge Brandy fan and honestly I have been waiting since Never Say Never and this comes close to that Brandy sound I have been waiting to hear. Not all the songs are fantastic but the ones that are, is amazing! 🥰
I can tell by every negative review of the album that there are non-music lovers commenting. To truly grasp and understand why this album is a novel and instant classic, you have to listen for more than just beats and tone. You have to hear the adlibs, the layers, the detail, the phrasing, the intonation..... You can’t give art like this a fly by night listen. This takes patience and full attention to truly receive and enjoy. It’s gotta be savored, it’s that good. Kudos Brandy, I can’t wait to hear what’s next.
If it weren’t for Verzuz I wouldn’t be here. I was a mya Stan and my bff was a brandy Stan. I enjoyed her music but wouldn’t rush to buy it. Verzuz changed that for me and made me appreciate the legend that is Brandy. This album is incredible.
Voice layering. Intricate riffs. Distinct capability to manipulate her timbre is uncanny in addition to her mid and lower range. Not that this makes her a “vocal bible” in comparison to many other artist who can do the same but she does always find a new color of her voice to explore but still true to her core sound. Her usage of various time signatures that many still can’t decipher is also very intriguing. her vocal arrangements as well as harmonies last night I’m sure u saw how she was able to harmonize in places where most singers wouldn’t do so . If u go to YouTube type in brandy acapella u will see why they call her such . Her ear is unique
B7 is undeniably magical! I’ve listened to it almost everyday with headphones and speakers high and low and it’s a new experience every time! Brandy shines so bright and let’s us in to some of the most darkest times of her life. It’s been 8 years and it was worth the wait. #divinetiming
Brandy does not disappoint. This is a gumbo of vocals. The songs she create are not easily made. It takes a ton of time and effort to master her unique sound and thats why I appreciate her so much.
Brandy HAS ALWAYS been in a lane all by herself. There are no female artists that you can compare her with!! She doesn't have to try hard, force notes, dress ultra sexy to get noticed. It is her God given talent on display all the time. Congrats Brandy!!