This debut project from a seasoned group of five delivers a wealth of
musical maturity through the CD speakers. More importantly, these Choir
Boyz bring an obvious bounty of spiritual experience as reflected in
thoughtful and life-relevant lyrics.
Pressure’s so strong
I’m going crazy
Oh Lord, please save me'
The song sets the tone for the album, and considering the background of the group members, might be considered autobiographical. Group member Randy Roberts writes most of the material on the project, and this song is a great example of his fluid writing style.
Former Xscape member Latocha Scott takes center stage as guest on “You’ll See The Sun”, an encouraging mid-tempo duet with the Boyz that again is enhanced by Atwater’s orchestral arrangements. “Real Men” takes on a rarely-voiced topic, speaking to how ‘real men’ love Jesus Christ first, and how it’s only through an intimacy with Him that a man can truly learn to love his wife. Group members trade leads througout this balladic cut.
“UR” is a God-directed, funk-splashed number with acoustic piano and up-front vocals which blend expertly. On “No Wayz Tired”, you can hear the Cleveland classic given a millenial touch. The judicial use of trombone combined with understated rhythms and contemporary vocals gives this one a fresh sound with just enough of a connection to the original to make it legit.
Give this album a spin and you’re in for a treat, as the Choir Boyz have ensured that there’s enough musical glue to keep it stuck in your changer for a long, long time.
Platinum Hill Entertainment
— reviewed by Stan North —
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