The time is here and fans of sultry R&B crooner Ne-Yo have waited long enough.
After a long time of being "so sick of love songs," the superstar has finally had a change of heart with the release of his new album, "R.E.D." Not to be confused with a similarly titled album just released by another love-sick pop-star, "R.E.D.," or "Realizing Every Dream," is Ne-Yo's first release on his new record label, Motown Records, and his first album released in over two years.
With his last record, "Libra Scale," receiving less than brilliant reviews, it was essential that Ne-Yo bring his A-game on this new album, and that is exactly what he has done.
Ne-Yo gets the ball rolling with the first single off the album, and dance-club hit, "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself)," that's quickly gaining airplay on the radio waves. The fast-paced and catchy tune sets the tone for a record that spans several different genres.
"R.E.D." features everything from slow-tempo ballads like "Stress Reliever," to angst-ridden tracks like "Should Be You." It even throws in a little bit of country on the popular track "She Is" (featuring Tim McGraw), which has just the right blend of soul and southern twang to make it an instant hit. Ne-Yo also didn't shy away from collaborating with multiple artists on this latest record, such as Diddy, Wiz Khalifa and Fabolous.
If you're thinking about purchasing Ne-Yo's latest debut album, be sure to rake out a few extra dollars for the deluxe edition. The enhanced CD features four bonus tracks, including a song titled "Alone With You (Maddie's Song)" that will not only make girls all over the world shed a tear, but has a unique story of its own.
In an interview with Amaru Don TV about the new album, Ne-Yo said this song has a special place in his heart, saying, "This song is about my experience with learning about love. I've known what it is to fall in love with a woman, but I never knew instantaneous love until my kids were born; the kind of love where the second you see them, you know you would do anything for them."
One word: swoon.