I am a fan of Luke James and I’m not entirely sure why he isn’t at least half as big as he SHOULD be, with the voice, talent and looks that he possesses. His career has never seemed to take flight like it theoretically should have.
Luke James has put out some great singles, but outside of “love” loosely being the theme of them, I’m really not sure what he is aiming for cohesively with his choice of singles and his career to date. Still, he’s a great singer and no one can deny that. His latest release “Options” is lyrically not one of my favorite songs that he’s put out. It seems to start off great musically, but then it devolves into a mess of melisma and an extraneous verse from Rick Ross.
Please, stop adding rappers on every song. PLEASE. His verse is useless!
I peeped the lyrics to the song just to make sure that they really said what they said, and it makes me not even want to bother with this song for some reason. I get the gist of the song, but it definitely could have been said more succinctly and in a more interesting way. This song seems to really lack a focus that radio and “hits” need to have these days, and it will suffer from that. And also, this blasé video is not helping matters….
Luke James has had a ton of chances to “break through” and at this point, I might have to tap out unfortunately. The goodwill he gathered with “I Want You” has seemingly been squandered in terms of his place in the industry, and despite runs with Beyonce’ and some other high profile successes, I’m not sure what his longevity in the business will be about. I hope he has something up his sleeve, because I’d love to see him mature into a stable, consistent R&B act, along the lines of a Musiq Soulchild, Joe or Eric Benet. Only time will tell.