Jazmine Sullivan has come back again, now with the latest single from upcoming album Reality Show, titled “Forever Don’t Last”.
Listen, where Jazmine lost me with “Dumb”, she reels me back in with this gem of a song!
Placing the focus solely upon her voice, Jazmine blazes this song with such reckless abandon that you can’t help but listen to it at least 3x in a row.
Literally, from the first notes, she lays claim to the fact that she’s one of our generations most unique and talented singers. Of course, with all this talent, she goes mostly unnoticed by mainstream media and radio, and it is REALLY a damn crying shame.
There’s so much that is amazing about this song. The simplicity — it’s driven mostly by an acoustic guitar. The vocals — even the backgrounds are perfect and add and do not distract. There’s moments where she pulls a George Benson and sings along with the guitar that harkens back to the days when musicians played their instruments like vocalists sing notes. The song also gives me hints of Lauryn Hill’s first album too for some reason, whether it be Jazmine’s voice or the subject matter or production, I definitely could see Ms. Hill recording something like this in her heyday.
Jazmine has a great grasp of how a song should build and draw you in. She does just enough, while staying true to her sound. Please download, buy, share and request this song at radio. She deserves it. Music deserves it.