Omarion's 'entourage' is there for all to see on the cover of this
single - well, enough of her to indicate she might not be wearing any
clothes. And so Omarion strikes towards his second solo album, breaking him
further away from B2K, with whom P Diddy topped the charts on
Bump, Bump Bump.
Given that his website describes the first album as "equal doses of
ballads and mid tempos" and "allows listeners to peep his flavor" (whatever
that means), expectations weren't too high on my part for the new material.
This must be one of the mid tempo numbers, and it has a nice harmonic
movement to it with a loosely groovy approach that hints at a younger,
streetwise R Kelly. The soulful edge definitely helps, though the
accompanying production tinkles are too indulgent.
Not proving, then, to be nearly as bad as first feared. The forthcoming
album 21 makes him a year older than Janet Jackson's new one - and I
know which one I'd rather listen to.