Review of Love by Nathaniel ft LL Cool J
I was intrigued by this one when it hit my mailbox as it said ‘RnB’ and I cant remember the last time I heard a proper RnB song and nothing beats old school stuff. With a feature by LL Cool J who I have to say, I am a fan of his older stuff, it definitely made me think this would be one to listen to.
When I hit play on ‘Love‘ it certainly had the intro of an RnB vibe with soft beats and flowing melody. I have to admit Nathaniel has a super soothing soulful voice, and he uses his talent well on this track. It is extremely catchy and an easy listen. It has something about it that makes me think he sounds like Mario the guy who sang ‘Let me Love You’ and i don’t mean this in a bad way, I LOVED that song when it was released.
I have to admit this is the first time I have heard a song which has been labelled RnB and it actually has had that vibe and sound to it. In my opinion, over recent years it seems to have sizzled out and people tend to class a lot of stuff as RnB where I wouldn’t.
Having LL Cool J feature was also a good move as I love his stuff and he has such a persona about him that sets him apart from other artists. His voice and style are unique and it was a great move to have him on this track. The lyrics of the ‘Love‘are also totally relatable it had me singing along after a few listens of it. To me it is as if the song is being sang about someone that he has history with and his singing about their relationship. This is what makes it more believable to me. Songs that are true are always going to be more successful, as no one wants to listen to something that isnt at least relatable, not me anyway.
It definitely is a song that I could play through my speaks loud and vibe to and it made me think that maybe there are artists out there who are still capable of making and releasing a true RnB song. I’ll be sure to add this one to my collection.
Review by Natalie Combey-Yildiz