Written by: Langston John Blaze
Grammy award winning singer and American Idol winner, Fantasia Barrino, is back with her fourth studio album! The stylishly relationship themed LP entitled Side Effects of You delivers a more sultry and smooth sound for the R&B soultress. Effortlessly, Fantasia soars on this album with sexy lovemaking songs like “In Deep” and the female anthem and single “Without Me” featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott. The album is an emotional rollercoaster of sex, love, and pain. Fantasia is feisty in the most subtle way. She holds back on her signature soulful vocal roar and delivers a quiet storm of funky R&B/Hip-Hop with a overtone of classic soul.
In the fearless, conquering anthem “Lose to Win,” Barrino sings to a mid-tempo beat reminiscent of something from Tina Turner’s catalog. It’s apparent that this is a more personal album for the award-winning singer and actress, triumphing her demons and not coming off too preachy to young female listeners. She explores relationship themes in a grown woman aspect with an reassuring feel of who she is as a woman. Recently, Fantasia did a radio interview with leading radio personality, Tom Joyner, where she expressed her confidence by saying, “I have nothing to prove,” referring to how she feels about her successes in music. Barrino has overcome a lot through her very public relationship scandals and financial struggles. However, from her new body to that electrifying voice, Barrino is sure to be an example to men and women alike – love conquers lost. Her musical testimony, Side Effects of You, is now in stores and will surely to continue its reign on the charts!