Brandy ‘Two Eleven’ Review + Stream [Audio]
So much has happened since the last time we heard of Brandy, the soloist. Not the Brandy that rapped in Timbaland’s 2009 Shock Value II, or the Brandy that sang alongside her brother Ray J on The Family Business television soundtrack, or even the Brandy that seemed to have a career ending tumble in her last 2008 album Human. Instead were talking about the Brandy you heard in 2004’s Afrodisiac, a soul project that paved the way for the future of electrosoul, providing multi-layered harmonies, unconventional song structures, and raw energy that helped make Brandy innovative and prevalent.
In her newest released album Two Eleven, Brandy sheds light on two major moments in her life, her birthday, and the passing of her idol Whitney Houston. Though Brandy does not have the powerful voice to compete with Whitney what she does embody is a voice that is creatively and beautifully agile. In her new album Brandy takes an approach that combines the past with the present. While most of the time the new present tends to win, it’s safe to say that her older fans are thrilled to see her back doing what she does best. The album portrays Brandy’s edgy and inventive side while also highlighting her beautiful and smooth falsetto.
The 17 track album that combines numerous producers and countless song writers does a tremendous job of not only representing R&B well but even more gives her back the swag and confidence that she seemed to be lacking. Some of the collaborations on the album include some of the hottest names in the industry today such as Chris Brown, Sean Garrett, Rico Love, and Frank Ocean, just to name a few.
Overall the album does a great job of making up for all the criticism that her last album received. We strongly recommend that you take a listen to the album stream below and be sure to download it via iTunes by clicking on the link .