Review of Don’t Wanna Be Your Lover by Vanessa White ft Nick Brewer
So this is the release that fans of The Saturdays must have been hoping never happened. Vanessa White the youngest member of the group releases her second solo single, which surely spells the end of the group, even if that isn’t official.
The track is featuring breakthrough UK urban act Nick Brewer, who has blown up since featuring as the sync track on the recent boohoo TV ad, which featured the classic Gypsy Waters sample.
Don’t Wanna Be Your Lover has a real classic RnB feel to it. Harping back to the golden days of US RnB when the likes of Aaliyah, Brandy and Monica were running things. Don’t get me wrong, I am not necessarily saying this track is old in feel or trying to compare it to the great Aaliyah, but it does have the feel.
Strong vocals delivered by Vanessa White with some stripped back beats and good musical construction. Nick Brewer features with a nice verse which cements his place as a current name on the scene. This represents really good production from Tre Jean-Marie, who has Wretch 32, MNEK and Maverick Sabre amongst his production credits.
The track is a typical RnB track talking about relationships and how people move from being lovers to entering the friend zone. Whomever the poor fella is, Vanessa isn’t having any of it, as she is making it very clear its blue heart emoji and not red.
Whatever the motivation, this is a great song and sends Vanessa White right down the RnB route, with a track much better than anything The Saturdays ever mustered up. Great direction and I hope this does well commercially as this is the RnB flava we have needed for many years. Great track!!!
Here is a link to the original Don’t Wanna Be Your Lover video (minus Nick Brewer)