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艺人:dante thomas

发行时间:2001-06-26

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Quincy Jones once said in order to have a number one song you need a good melody combine with even better lyrics. Well, to take that a step further, you also need a good voice and Dante Thomas has a damn good one. By looking at his album cover you would think Thomas was nothing but a pretty white boy with an album filled with cliche pop formulas and saturated melodies that is commonly found in today´s highly populated pop market, but Thomas is no ordinary white boy. This kid can sang, not sing, but sang. With a voice that echoes Donny Hathaway and a soul that mirrors Stevie Wonder, Thomas is this year´s new found talent. Oh, did I mention his songs are also as...展开全部»

Quincy Jones once said in order to have a number one song you need a good melody combine with even better lyrics. Well, to take that a step further, you also need a good voice and Dante Thomas has a damn good one.
By looking at his album cover you would think Thomas was nothing but a pretty white boy with an album filled with cliche pop formulas and saturated melodies that is commonly found in today´s highly populated pop market, but Thomas is no ordinary white boy. This kid can sang, not sing, but sang. With a voice that echoes Donny Hathaway and a soul that mirrors Stevie Wonder, Thomas is this year´s new found talent.
Oh, did I mention his songs are also as innovative as his voice?
On his first single, "Miss California" Thomas squares off with Pras (who also produced the track) in a song that describes a woman who has everything, except a man. Thomas vocals evenly competes with the hip-hop soul beats making this song a true delight.
On the titled track, Thomas uses his vocals to convey life´s many mishaps and how we should look pass our disgust and just fly. A truly beautiful track, which seems like the male equivolent to Indie.Arie´s "Video".
The album´s mid-tempo sound is more than welcomed. Tracks such as "Goodbye" and "Let it Be Love" standout as romantic and soulful, while the urban driven "She Says" and the bluesy "Money Can´t Buy" comes off as private obsessions more than mainstream releases. But it is "Should Have Loved Her Then" where Thomas vocals truly amazes. Thomas sings "She used to whisper/To Me by the river/Alone when the nights were so cold" so soulfully that you wonder if Otis Redding or Marvin Gaye might not be smiling up in R&B heaven. His vocals are restraint and soft. You can almost hear the sadness in his voice reguarding the love he lost.
Thomas is simply amazing. Yeah, he´s white, but unlike Nsync who seems to use saturated R&B vocals over mundane pop songs, Thomas truly is soulful. Hopefully his name will rise in the minds of many and his career can truly begin to fly.

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