The Internet is ablaze with hype and pomp as Tamar Braxton has FINALLY released a single, the mid-tempo ballad “Love And War”.
Though it’s garnering criticism for sounding similar to Keyshia Cole’s “Trust And Believe” (which I believe they were produced by the same person, DJ Camper), Tamar has finally “proved” that she actually has the goods to be a solo artist in her own right. Sidenote: Even though she’s had an album, done numerous guest spots, etc.
“Love and War” is a pretty good little ditty about the ups and downs in a relationship and sticking through them. My only qualm about this song is that it feels rushed — even the album art feels a little cheap and tacky. I think there are a few points throughout the song that could have benefited from some further tightening, but that bears nothing on the fact that Tamar has and always will be a fantastically gifted singer. This shines through no matter what the production quality is, but just imagine…
I’ve said for a while that Tamar was the soprano version of Toni Braxton. They have the same tone and enunciation, and you can really hear it all through this song. I do remember on their family reality show that Tamar was having to retrain her voice and had a rude awakening after being out of practice for so long — I can hear it on this song as well, as she switches from her head voice to chest voice and in that vocal break.
Tamar is giving us a sneak preview into her musical world and I am definitely all in. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!