Jesse Powell returns to the fray
of mainstream RNB with 'JP
' his third release for
Silas/MCA Records. Fresh off the heels of his
gold-selling sophomore album, ‘Bout
It, which resurfaced
its #1 hit single.
Born in Gary, Ind. Jesse (who
is the older brother to singing sisters Trina
and Tamara) wears a
few hats on this album serving as one of the executive producers as
well as doing songwriter and arranger duties. The first single, “If
I,” gives the
general public a taste of Jesse's incredible voice that seems to
reach four-octave range at all times.
' is a 12 song set
that kick starts with 'I'll
take the world '
a slow downed, mid-tempo groove that Jesse's voice utilizes with
sultry ease, following suit is the current single 'If
i? ' and I'm sure
you're aware of this one (if not - where the hell have you been
hyphenating?) One note here, the album piano intro version that's
being played on radio is not featured on the album so you will most
likely have to buy the single to get that version of the song.
The majority of the songs are
ballads (85%) so you might have a hard time choosing between, 'I'm
Leaving ', 'Go
upstairs ' - (a
'get your groove on now' command), 'I
didn't realize '
and 'Invisible Man
rather be alone '
- defines the feeling one experiences through heartache and the
classic One Way
track 'Something in
the Past ' is
revamped to perfection Jesse
Having come from a musical family background, (Mom, Dad and sisters Trina
all being singers) Jesse truly shines from the rest of the male
sopranos by delivering his music straight from the heart, now that's
sincerity. Another hit album in the works here released to the world
on Mar 27th but not to worry 'cos you will be hearing alot of
the album on my internet radio show 'The
Menu' on Mixx96fm.com
- A definite Ty-D Pick.