Written by Lauren Rosier
R&B music is one of those genres that has attitude, character, and sexiness. I came across a new R&B record by rising R&B artist, The Real J Israel, whose new album, For The Sake of R&B, is out now via J. Israel Fam Entertainment, Inc.
The new album spans 13 smooth-as-butter, R&B tracks from “Mr. Good Good” himself.
On the first track, “When You Need Love,” Israel explains to his woman how he would spoil her with long walks in the park, quality time, full-body massages, and he said he’ll cook for her. He gets sensual and sexy and describes how he will spoil her.
Tracks like “I Need It” and “In This Bed” deliver classic R&B beats, along with the sensuality that often comes with the genre. Israel illustrates how he wants to spoil his woman and gets rather specific on the songs. Sometimes, maybe a track or two are acceptable, but the first four tracks on this album are about him sleeping with his woman and detailing the events. That, I think, is a little overboard. I wish he was able to expand and write songs about other topics besides sex and intimacy.
I really enjoyed the introduction of the track, “I Love You,” where it incorporates a soft acoustic guitar, piano, and vocals. He truly does have a talented voice, I’d just like to further see the extent of his songwriting abilities.
The next track, “Say,” is my favorite song on the album so far. The lyrics are better written and it showcases his storytelling abilities. He sings about realizing that he’s no one without his woman and begs for forgiveness for all of his mistakes throughout their relationship. He begs to have her “say” that she’ll come back to him.
Songs like “Keep You Comin,” and “Might Be Something” continue Israel’s senual side.
The Real J Israel is a rising, up-and-coming R&B singer from Atlanta, Georgia. Growing up as the son of a minister, he spent time in and grew up around gospel choirs. Singing in the choir helped to teach him how to sing and interject “soul and passion into his voice.”
He decided to make the switch from traditional gospel music to a more personal, intimate, and modern R&B sound.
There’s no denying he has a talented voice and definitely has star quality, but I think he could expand upon the lyrical content besides just having sex and pleasing his woman.
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