Keith Sweat - Dress To Impress (2016)
R&B,Soul | MP3 320 kbps | 66:19 | ~152 Mb
Label: RAL/Sony Music Entertainment | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2016
Keith Sweat's first studio album since 2011 arrived as the singer's syndicated radio program, The Sweat Hotel, was approaching its tenth year. It could be deduced that the gig has sharpened Sweat's ears and pen, as Dress to Impress features his best round of songs in well over a decade. Beside a small cast of writing and production associates that includes Wirlie Morris and Derek Allen, Sweat focuses on romance and emotional connection. The album sounds fresh while drawing from numerous eras, just as the Sweat Hotel playlist roams from decade to decade. Most exemplary is "Just the 2 of Us," a duet with Takiya Mason that skillfully fuses classic Philly soul and "Make It Last Forever" without being too indebted to either one. As on the previous couple albums, background vocalists provide a lot of support, and Sweat's leads, more than ever, are about feeling more than technical prowess.