Faith Evans – “Gone Already” [Download]
A part of me gets immediately glad when I see the words “Faith Evans” on my mp3 player. And while I am glad Faith is back, I really was hoping for, you know, a BIG BOMBASTIC return for her. “Gone Already” is a return to form from something that maybe would fit on the The First Lady, which wasn’t a terrible album at all. I would be remiss though if I didn’t say I was hoping for something with more groove and swing like the songs from her Bad Boy days.
“Gone Already” features Evans in fine form and voice, with a melody that mirrors the piano-driven instrumental. It’s good. I can definitely dig it. But…I hope Faith gives us some “oomph” that will wake up our senses and reignite the fire that I feel like she is missing since her heyday. Even with that, she still very formidable vocally and I love it! Her new album Something About Faith is set to drop in October, and she’s one of the few artists I will just buy period without even sampling first. She’s classic!