Like death and taxes, there are a few things you can count on in life. Another truism you can add to that list is @neyocompound producing consistently top notch R&B music. From producing to writing to performing songs himself as a vocalist, he's really good at what he does. Thankfully, in an effort to post a few more R&B tracks per month and get back to the Slow Jam of the Month post, he came through with a new single that fits in nicely with what I'm trying to do.
From the whiny instrumental lead in to the slow, heavy drum and bass mixing with soft piano, the ingredients for a great slow jam are there from the start. It helps that Ne-Yo's lyrics on the verses tug on the heartstrings and the easy to relate to hook is delivered so soulfully that you can't help but sing it yourself. Dude just knows how to craft a slow jam from start to finish by getting the most out of the trifecta of hitmaking (writing, producing, vocals).
Lazy Love is set to be the lead single on his upcoming album, R.E.D. (Realizing Every Dream), which is set to drop on Sepetember 18th. You may be wondering, wait a minute, didn't @thegame just release a R.E.D. album? As it turns out, Ne-Yo's R.E.D. stands for Realizing Every Dream, while Game's R.E.D. stands for Rededicated. The good news is, they're friends and cool with sharing the album title, so no beef will result.
Cheers to all the lazy lovers out there who got that I don't wanna, that I don't wanna do nothin'!...#LazyLove
Ne-Yo - Lazy Love|iTunes