Friday, September 28, 2007
TREY SONGZ: TREY DAY [ALBUM REVIEW]....
Trey Songz new album Trey Day leaked yesterday. The man known as the carbon copy of R.Kelly for having a similar tenor vocal delivery is back with another project. Despite the many album pushbacks, the album could have been more solid. The album is pretty chilled throughout with lots of slow bedroom numbers and oozes sex and not much else (Sex For Yo Stereo, Grub On, No Clothes On, Store Run, Last Time and many others). Even in the heavily parodied Grub On (produced by R.Kelly), Trey finds himself collaborating with his idol. The song was in deed a lazy effort as he blatantly copies his idol note for note instead of trying to make it his own. Sounds like any other typical R.Kelly track which lacks any type of innovation.

The CD features production contributions from the likes of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Bryan-Michael Cox and Danjahandz, Timbaland's silent producing partner who produced the infectious first single, "Wonder Woman", which to me is one of the stand outs as well as the Stargate produced Can't Help But Wait. The Bryan Michael Cox joint "Last Time" is potentially a nice effort despite its raunchiness. A little bland for a Cox production though.
Long Gone Missin' is highly lacking and would have you reaching for the SKIP FORWARD button. The track features rapper B.G. formerly of Cash Money fame and DJ Drama who is the creator of the Gangsta Grillz mixtape series. The song is a big no-go. In Missin' You (produced by Stargate), the dreaded vocoder is used but the song is potentially radio savvy as is Fly Together which features rapper Jim Jones. The album isn't that bad but it is pretty underwhelming compared to his last effort.

My stand out tracks would have to be his singles Wonder Woman and Can't Help But Wait. Other tracks that caught my attention include Last Time, Role Play and We Should Be. Trey is a wonderful vocalist who has struggled to cross over into the mainstream. But it's like the Mary J Blige/Keyshia Cole and Mariah Carey/Leona Lewis comparisons in that he can't shake off the similarities that he has to his idol R.Kelly. Instead of trying to stray away from that it seems he's swimming more into R.Kelly's shadow, when he needs to find his own music identity on an artistic level. Trey Day drops 2nd October.

Rating: 3/5

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