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Trey Day - Trey Songz
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Trey Day - Trey Songz
Advantages: Vocals, music, production
Disadvantages: Not a lot wrong
Tremaine Neverson or otherwise known as "Trey Songz" has released four studio albums and has become one of the hottest prospects in the R&B genre. A couple of weeks ago he announced that he was working on his fifth album which will be called "Chapter 5". In a very competitive area of Music he has outlasted many artists who have faded after a couple of albums yet Songz has collaborated with a huge array of other artists and has a strong following around the world. I have reviewed his other albums so I thought I would complete the reviews of my Trey Songz collection with a review of this album.
Trey Day is the second studio album by American R&B singer-songwriter Trey Songz, The album was released on Atlantic Records on 2nd October 2007. The album features stellar production from the likes of R Kelly, Bryan Michael Cox, Stargate, And the renowned duos Dre & Vidal & Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. The album features the four singles "Wonder Woman", "Can't Help But Wait", "Last Time" & finally "Missin' You". The album was nominated for a 2009 Grammy Award in the Best Male R&B Vocal Performance category. The album also charted well selling 73,000 copies in the US in the first week of release reaching number 11, an improvement on the opening week position of 20 for his debut album.
1.) "Intro: Trey Day"
This is a short introduction to the album featuring Bun B. It's one of the more Hip Hop tinged tracks on the album and features taut beats and catchy hooks. It's a decent enough intro to the album.
2.) "Long Gone Missin'"
This is a catchy track with some great beats and hooks, This is another slice of Hip Hop which works really well. Trey's vocals combine well with those of DJ Drama, The track was produced by Bei Maejor who also produced the opening track. Although Trey's ballads are better than his up tempo tracks, this is undoubtedly one of the best up tempo tracks on the album especially due to the excellent keyboard hooks which bolster the overall sound.
3.) "Wonder Woman"
This track opens with an electro/hip hop hook which leads into some fabulous beats. Trey Songz shows that he can do several styles with this excellent track. This particular track was produced by Danja and was the first single from the album. Trey shows some great vocals here and the backing is also excellent. I like the mix of the laid back vocals from Trey and the heavy beats and hooks of the Music. This is An excellent experimental track that really works well.
4.) "No Clothes On"
This is another slice of Trey Songz R&B/hip hop, It was produced by "The Runners" and is another catchy joint. It's more mellow than the previous tracks and Trey's vocals are excellent, especially with some fine falsetto touches. The hooks also give an excellent feel as do the guitar tones. This is a well produced track which showcases Trey's vocals and the all round feel of his tracks. One of the best mid tempo tracks on the album that's topped off by some female backing vocals.
5.) "Sex for Yo Stereo"
This is the first real ballad on the album and is a fine one at that. Trey's vocals come in gently and then the song builds with a punchy beat and some gentle keys and guitar licks. This is an excellent track about listening to some sexy, raunchy music and getting it on with someone special. I can see this being an excellent bedroom hit as it's smooth and Trey's vocals are seductive as is the overall musical feel. An excellent song which opens the album's ballads up.
6.) "Last Time"
This is another excellent ballad, It features some lovely Piano tones and taut beats. It was produced by Bryan-Michael Cox & WyldCard. The track is about leading a double life with two women and deciding to choose between the two and be faithful. Trey's vocals are superb on this one, It's one of the best tracks on the album and really showcases Trey's vocal talent. This was the third single from the album and was released in January of 2008.
7.) "Can't Help but Wait"
This is a catchy mid tempo track which opens with some gentle keys and punchy beats. It was produced by StarGate & Johntá Austin and was the second single from the album. This track is about Songz wanting a woman who is being mistreated by her boyfriend, he attempts to persuade the woman to leave her partner. The track is done well by Songz and comes across sincerely. One of the best tracks on the album and it was praised by critics as one of the best too.
8.) "Grub On"
When you listen to this song I'm sure you'd be unsurprised that it was penned and produced by R Kelly, It's a typical R Kelly love ballad that is done very well by Trey here. The backing vocals are smooth and sound good, This is another excellent ballad which really suits Trey's vocals. An ideal bedroom ballad for those late night love making sessions. The music really blends well with Trey's vocals. R Kelly does an excellent job with production here.
9. "Fly Together"
This track features Jim Jones and was produced by Eric Hudson, Earl & E (EHood & E2). It's an interesting mid tempo track with smooth vocals from Trey alongside a catchy Hip Hop beat and some excellent hooks. Jim Jones does a decent enough job with his vocal parts and the production is good. It develops well and I like the way Trey's vocals develop and he shows off his range. the rap from Jim Jones after that tops the track off well. Good stuff.
10.) "Store Run"
This is an excellent track which features some excellent simple percussion and guitar tones with a lovely keyboard part. The production from Dre & Vidal works really well. This is a beautifully done track about a quick trip to the store to get some condoms. yes really!!. One of the best tracks on the album and features some lovely music which really adds to the overall feel of this bedroom orientated track. A superbly crafted track that shows you can make a great song about anything. It's topped off with a laid back guitar solo that serves as the climax. pardon the pun.
11.) "Missin' You"
This track features a vocal effect which sings "I can't stop missing you", wish I was stilll with you". This is an interesting slice of up tempo R&B with a punchy beat and some nice hooks. It was produced by StarGate and is about when you miss someone and want them back, even though you try and move on with other people you still keep thinking about them. I think most people will have gone through something like this. This is an excellent track which is well produced.
12.) "Role Play"
This moves the album back to a slow pace now with a lovely ballad which features some innovative drum parts which feel like drops. The track develops with a punchy beat and keyboard tones. The track is about role play in a relationship. Trey's vocals are excellent and the music plays a nice part in the overall feel of the song. The track was produced by Troy Taylor. The track features some excellent backing vocals which add to the overall value of the song.
13.) "We Should Be"
This is the longest track on the album at nearly six minutes long, It was produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Big Jim and has a little Michael Jackson about it. It's a sumptuous ballad about getting it on in the bedroom or wherever the mood takes you. I love the backing vocals and the way that Trey develops the song is superb. This is one of the best tracks on the album and a great example of Trey Songz talent for singing and also for constructing a song. This is a great track to end the album with. Great stuff.
This is a really excellent album which features some of Trey Songz best tracks. It shows clear progression from his Début album and the production from a stellar cast really adds to the overall feel of the album. The best tracks on the album are the likes of "We should be", "Role Play", "Missin You" and my personal favourite "Store Run". which is extremely well put together and performed. This is a fine album from Trey Songz and is a must for any Trey Songz fan.
Summary: Great stuff.