Toni Braxton still has a pulse. The R&B diva is stepping back into the spotlight with the release of her much anticipated first Atlantic Records debut album “Pulse.”
Released on Tuesday, May 4th, after a four year hiatus, “Pulse,” a mixture of up-tempo songs and Contemporary R&B ballads boast production by Frank E, David Foster, Vincent Herbert, Craig Kallman, Steve Mac, Harvey Mason, Jr., Oak, Lucas Secon and Troy Taylor amongst others.
Of the many planned collaborations, which did not make the cut featured “Don’t Leave,” produced by Robin Thicke, the Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins track “Get Loose” and the remix of “Lookin’ At Me” that featured reggae artist Sean Paul.
The album, which was preceded by the lead single, the sensuous, “Yesterday”, which featured Trey Songz as well as the high-spirited single “Make My Heart” that samples Evelyn “Champagne” King’s 1977 “We’re Going to a Party” and “Hands Tied,” a rich and melodic tempo were released respectively earlier this year.
Laced with well-produced pop beats and Braxton’s low and sultry R&B voice, on songs such as “Wardrobe,” “It’s You,” and “Clockwork,” “Pulse” will give to its fans plenty of ballads to indulge on.
So after five records, the 42- year- old throwback singer promised to make “Pulse” her comeback album by adding to it a more youthful sound, whether this new production survives the hype or not, the singer is in full force and fans can rest assure that the album will serve them the heart beating signature songs that made Braxton a household name.
Written by Valerie Varasse