Fantasia – Side Effects Of You
4 stars out of 5
I’ve been Team Fantasia since she sung “I Believe” on American Idol many, many moons ago. And yes, she’s been through some very hard (and extremely public) times, from a relationship with a married man, another child, reading struggles, a Lifetime movie and more. All the while, Fantasia managed to keep the music coming, as pastiche and fragmented as it was. What always outshone even the most mediocre or tepid song however was her amazingly powerful and soulful voice. On Side Effects Of You, Fantasia has finally managed to meld the voice with song choice and has released her most cohesive, comprehensive, authentic and poignant album to date.