Saturday, May 23, 2009

Iman Williams::The Long Journey Back To Reality Pt Deux::The Review


Whether you know her as Iman Williams, Flashback Honey, or @ImanWilliams it doesn't matter! As long as you know her and the music she represents. I've been listening to this EP non stop since Thursday, and that's not exactly an easy thing to do these days in the music world.
The Long Journey Back To Reality Pt Deux is a collection of 8 laid back songs perfect for driving, staying sane @ work, chilling with friends, or just being. The road for the journey is paved with beautiful keys, energetic cymbals, booming drums, and out of this world loops. Iman soulfully brings us into her journey with each track by saying exactly what's on her mind and heart. Intuitively though she manages to say exactly what is on ours, only she sings better than us; and can sing period!

On Not 4 You she details her path in the "industry" and the critics she faced. Laced with loopy-warped beats and subtle percussion, this track is catchy because of the beats & instrumentation + we can All relate to the haters and the insight they provide. Fall in Love; filled with the realness of a woman scorned, her voice flawlessly flows over the keys with an echoy effect taking it to another level. The title track speaks to finding one's self thru soul searching over music fit for 2 stepping the night away. [Her voice is exceptionally beautiful on this track, especially as the song ends.] My two favourite tracks You R f/ Nebulus & Soulmate f/ Ab are the most beautiful, both lyrically and instrumentally. Nebulus' gritty voice gave the track a sexy masculine embrace, while Ab's harmonious voice perfectly complemented and intensified the track.

Williams made no mistakes when charting the course for this album. The production team laid perfect plans, and she navigated carefully and flawlessly. The end result was a personal, and heart felt journey that not only touched on her life, but is also relatable to ours. For illustrating her journey so perfectly...

Pink BubbleGum gives The Long Journey Back To reality Part Deux 6/7 Head Nods
Head Nod Scale
1=Don't waste your time like I did mine.
2=Waste your time like I did mine but I dare you to disagree.
3=Well, there was the single.
4=If it were a hand in spades there's "two and a possible".
5=It's a "good" album. Meaning at least 3 or 4 solid songs.
6=Really Good Project. Has the "Rewind Factor" more than once.
7=The number of completion. Great Album. Instant Classic.
Get the Album @ Amazon. com or Itunes...support Indie music!

2 Comments:

Blogger ChocLitLuvJoi said...

I ComPleTeLy agree! What a journey! She connected w/ her audience amazingly. Fall in Love, You R & Soulmate...*sighhh* my jams.

May 25, 2009 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger FLASHBACK Honey said...

awww I love this Blog :)

June 10, 2009 at 7:36 PM  

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