On this Sunday morning, I want to take some time to reflect on Rachel Brown. The Soul songstress, who in 2007 released her debut album “Love, Life and Relationships” with Urban Music Group. With that release she was in the spot light with her version of The Emotions “Don’t Ask My Neighbor”. This album to me gives a great balance of the R&B productions, and a deep, rich soulfulness. Sometimes we get caught up in the new and freshly packaged music, and question the music and artists that don’t fit that mold. In those, is where you find the gems and the talent that can last for years. Rachel Brown is such an artist.
With “Love, Life and Relationships” you get fifteen songs that progress you through her thoughts, and transfer you to the sacred place that she visits every time that she sings. This is an honor, and a chance that should not be missed. Of, course the stand out song from the album is “Don’t Ask My Neighbor”, which can be seen below. My favorites of the album start with “Weekend”, “Do What You Do”, and “Learn To Love Me”.
After you’ve had time to absorb and make this album part of you, you will be pleased to know that later this year, she will begin on her second album. That news really got my attention. What I enjoy the most is seeing the transition from the debut to the 2nd album. You learn a lot about the artist, and what direction they are going with their art. This transition should be quite exceptional.