Monday, October 18, 2010

"You`re so Beautiful...Don't Leave Me Rose"

Thought I'd switch gears for a quick sec with a tugging-on-your-heart-strinsg style ballad delivered by NLT lead singer Travis Garland. I needed a break on the constant Joe Budden and Kanye posts and what better way to break up the high powered Hip Hop with a complete 180, borderline boy-band flavored ballad.

Before you get all judgmental with the pillow-softness of this track, consider first the beautifully crafted instrumental delivered by the legendary handz of Danja. The high pitched concoction of synthesizers blends with the steady back and forth clap of the beat adding to the emotion dripped sorrow the track leaves in your mouth. Kinda reminds me of one of my favorite Danja beats he did for the Pussycat Dolls on Halo. Both beats have that sort of flute driven, medieval style minstrel sound to it that works extremely well over sad lyrics meant to evoke emotion.

Don't discount @travisgarland either, dude has a great voice and is on the rise with his new album coming out later this year. He made waves a few months back with his hit Believe that he performed on American Idol, which was also a Danja production. In case you missed it too, he did a pretty damn good job covering B.O.B.'s track Airplanes as well as T.I. and Justin's track Dead & Gone. In other words, heads up folks, dare I compare him to Justin?

Regardless, if you're in the mood for a sappy slow jam with top flight production and some solid vocals, give it a listen...

Travis Garland - Don't Leave Me Rose (prod by Danjahandz)


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