So, I’m still playing Ne-Yo on repeat.
With more thought to why I love his music, I realized two things:
- He’s SUCH a TRUE storyteller. From start to finish, his compositions tell a full story. On top of that, many of his albums are collections of stories that give the listener a full-fledged experience when played in sequence. I just love that.
- His style (lyrical and performance) reminded me a lot of Michael Jackson and I LOVE, love, LOVE Michael’s music.
Here’s another song from Ne-Yo that is one of my favorites. The subject is somewhat “heavy,” but it will give you a good sense of what I mean in the points I’ve listed above.
I’m including two clips because one is acapella (That boy can SANG!) and the other includes the arrangement which is AH-MAZING!
Writer(s): Shaffer Smith (Ne-Yo), Tor Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen
As I was writing this, I remembered that one of the few times I wormed my way though the crowd at Congo Square at the New Orleans Jazz Festival was to see Ne-Yo perform.
Anyone who knows me knows that’s saying A LOT. I do not like crowds or tight spaces and Congo Square can be BEYOND crowded for headliners like Ne-Yo. I found a few photos from that day. I even included some shots of me and my “bodyguard” 😂🤣aka the husboo 😍