I know nothing about music. That’s the conclusion I came to after I listened to Bridget Kelly for the first time today. I mean, how do I call myself a music connoisseur of high caliber and not ever have heard of Bridget Kelly. I’m just saying that if you would like to revoke my card right now, I would be totally OK with that. However, better late than never right? Exactly, right and just in case you are like me and you had never heard of Bridget Kelly - in all likelihood, you probably have but maybe not the music - until you came through here, let me introduce you to the sultry 23-year old singer, who quite frankly is probably one of the freshest voices I have heard in the R&B scene, all year long!
I bet most of you recognize this track already. The story goes as follows… Odd Future’s R&B leading man Frank Ocean wrote “Thinking about Forever“ in particular for her and his recording of the song which was leaked was just a reference track – but you already knew that I’m sure. The problem with that is her version will continually be compared to his but I don’t see it as an entirely bad thing because I think her version is so much better than his frankly. I know most of you might disagree, but give it a chance. There is something about her voice that perfectly connects the song, which is simply just beautiful to my heart that I have to close my eyes and just listen to the song.
This one here titled “Every Girl” – the song that inspired the EP title – is another song that excellently shows BK’s confidence and shows off her voice quite well. TheJames Fauntelroy II-written track tells us about a girl trying to fight for her man’s love by locating every other girl who has ever loved him and hurt them and while I am not sure how that helps her get her man, it definitely does make for a brilliant song. I would have sworn that these were words of a woman who was hurting and did not want to lose her man, so I find it interesting that, this and all the songs on this EP were written by men, and yet they connect to women’s thoughts so well. Maybe men really do understand women better than we think. The production – laced with catchy drum patterns and synth keyboard patterns – by Reginal “Sycience” Perry is quiet excellent and lush.
I’m afraid that’s all we’ve got time for today ladies and gents so what do you think of Bridget Kelly’s Every Girl EP so far? I really like this EP, it’s very cohesive and a really strong debut effort by Miss Bridget Kelly. Personally, I would have loved to see that she wrote these songs but getting the likes of The Dream and Neyo to pen some really decent tunes for you on your debut offering is pretty dope in itself – you can’t be mad really – PLUS the fact that she did not write these songs and is still able to deliver them, not just musically but also emotionally as well, is actually kind of awesome. The Roc Nation signed recording artist definitely shines through in herextended play introduction and we at WE PLUG cannot wait for her debut album because if it’s anything like what we’ve just heard – which it will be – then it will be an amazing debut from the NYC native. We will be following and supporting her career every step of the way and wish her all the best.Download the 8-track Every Girl EP already >> its FREE // Alternative Link
Till the Next Time,
Peace, Love and Good Music