THE REVIEW: Keyshia Cole Comes Full Circle With 'Calling All Hearts'Saturday, December 18, 2010
Fans will be impressed with the direction Cole is taking with this album -- which comes in a deluxe 14 track edition as well. Use to hearing the "I Should Have Cheated" Keyshia or maybe "I Changed My Mind" Keyshia? Well those days are gone -- while Cole has a few heartbreak songs sprinkled throughout the new album, there are more tracks dedicated to fiancé and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson and their son, Junior.
Additionally she references her relationship with biological mother Frankie in "Where Would We" as well as featuring her mother Yvonne Cole in "Thank You." Cole also scores major collaborations in the album by working with first lady of Young Money Nicki Minaj, R&B diva Faith Evans, Tank, and Timbaland.
When asked her opinion on the naysayers' mixed feelings about the "happy Keyshia" she responds that critics need to simply "give it a shot." She told us that one of the most difficult aspects of being an artist is the misconception that comes along with it.
Keyshia Cole's evolution has come full circle with this album. No matter who you are, there is a track for you. She's calling all hearts --the brokenhearted, the hearts in mint condition, and the ones that could still use a little work. Cole's fans should expect a more mature Keyshia -- whose growth and voice cannot be denied.
Read our full interview with Keyshia Cole HERE.