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  • Summary: The jazz-influenced ninth full-length studio release for the R&B singer was recorded in a church with one microphone.
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I Try
Games, changes and fears When will they go from here When will they stop I believe that fate has brought us here And we should be together babe But... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Nov 3, 2016
    80
    What makes this set so intriguing is that even though those love-it-or-hate-it vocals remain prominent, everything surrounding them is downsized. It’s a great idea with impeccable execution that comes together in a way that feels just so cool.
  2. Nov 3, 2016
    80
    Stripped is exactly that: fully chilled out and no-frills in intent and sentiment. It's better than expected.
  3. Nov 3, 2016
    80
    The intention is to capture music and make it sound as if the listener is in the same room as the musicians and certainly, producers and label owners, David and Norman Chesky, achieve that effect with this wonderful album, which finds the quirky Ohio-born singer backed by a jazz quartet that includes guitarist Russell Malone and trumpeter Wallace Roney.
  4. Nov 3, 2016
    70
    For all its emphasis on the past, Stripped sounds like a step forward.
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