I must say that I’m rather impressed with the debut from R&B singer Natasha Mosley. Atlanta has been a breeding ground for some of the best in hip-hop and R&B, and that trend continues with Natasha and her debut.
On “Rose Hall”, Natasha offers seventeen of what seem to be her best works in song. I, for one, can be very particular about the number of songs on a debut album, and I have my own thoughts on marketing an album for a newcomer, but this album is definitely well thought out, and well crafted. What strikes me the most about Rose Hall and the content is the fact that Natasha sounds like someone who’s been here for a long time. The love songs here strike me as those from someone who has had a lifetime of heartache, heart break, and pain. She pours her all into each track, and it can be heard rather clearly as you listen. R&B has gone through a bit of a lull; ok…a LOT of a lull, over the past few years. There’s so many people out there making music, particularly R&B, and frankly, it all sounds the same. Mosley, on the other hand, is carving her own lane, and it’s pretty refreshing.
The album kicks off with ‘Over”, where she’s asking whether the relationship has any chance of making it, despite the fact she messed up. Right out the gate, she’s showing her vocal prowess and full range. It then leads into ‘I Want You” and “Love Me Later”, followed by the album’s lead single, “Anything”. Favorites on the album, for me anyway, include the aforementioned, along with “Kiss Goodbye”, Don’t Go”, “Never Be the Same”, and “Team Me”.
Natasha Mosley is definitely one to look out for. The monotony in music has gotten pretty bad, making “Rose Hall” a breath of fresh air.