Album Review: Trey Songz - Inevitable EP
Following up on his 2009 release "Ready" and 2010's " Passion, Pain & Pleasure" Trey Songz exhibits why he's one of the best and youngest R&B artists out there again with his E.P. "Inevitable." It's arguably one of the most quality productions he's put out, much attributed to the fact that there's only five songs on it. All of the mediocre songs get cut out, and only the cream of the crop are in this batch of "Songz." (Pun intended).
"What I Be On," which features the rapper Fabolous is a swaggered-down, braggadocios hip-hop track that sounds like a musical cousin of Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now." But the song before it, "Top of the World," is a borderline depressing ode to his home state of Virginia that sounds like a lost Drake track, even down to the emo rap verse that Trey performs. But the best material of course, is the sexually-charged material, particularly "Outside (Pt. 1)," an ode to public exhibitionism, particularly outdoor lovemaking: "I don't want nobody more than you, just want your body on this mornin' dew/I get these covers layin' right for us, ain't nobody lookin,' it's just Mother Nature watchin' us," he sings. The best song is arguably the last one though, "Sex Ain't Better Than Love," a mid-tempo ballad where Trey sings about how he's learned that sex can be empty if its not with someone you care about and that real love is made through the heart. (Figuratively speaking, of course.)
Ultimately a solid album, and one that every Trey fan, and R&B fan should add to their collection.
3.5 out of 5 hearts
Stand Out Track:
"Sex Ain't Better Than Love"