Fantasia, Side Effects of You
Fantasias fourth album, Side Effects of You, reminds us exactly why she captured our hearts to win 2004s American Idol.
The Grammy winner, who lives in Charlotte, mostly collaborates with producer Harmony Samuels on the new album. She declares a whole new lease on life, delivering a more mature, no-nonsense version of her former self.
The lead single, Lose to Win, is a heartfelt anthem, and she delivers her vocals with intense emotion. Having faced her fair share of public scrutiny over the years, its evident Fantasia is singing from experience and the message here is clear.
Without Me, a killer track with Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott, has a captivating chorus, while Supernatural Love, featuring rapper Big K.R.I.T., bumps with great hip-hop flavor.
Fantasia also shines on the reggae-influenced R&B jam Aint All Bad and the title track, a ballad written by breakthrough Scottish singer Emeli Sande. On the latter track, youll feel Fantasias pain and appreciate her realness.
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