Label: RCA Records
Genre(s): Soul, R&B,
Released: April 19, 2013
Nothing creates good music like drama and heartbreak. Fantasias Side Effects of You consists all of thee above.
Side Effects of You has a solid start with Supernatural Love, featuring the young southern sensation Big K.R.I.T. Fantasias often raspy voice is smooth and strong as she sings about a powerful love. The album continues with several quality tracks. Showing that Side Effects is an album for women, Fantasia includes a humorous, yet honest Girl Talk interlude featuring one of the most hood divas in the game right now: Ms. K. Michelle; the interlude is followed up by Without me which features Fantasia, Kelly Rowland and Missy asking a lover where would you be without me.
The title track is a heartfelt ballad in which Fantasia sings of a man as if he were a drug. This track marks a shift in the tone of the album; the album speeds up a bit after this song. Change Your Mind is one of the best up-tempo tracks on the second half of the album. Side Effects of You closes with In Deep, a passionate song that shows although Fantasias been burned by love, shes still an addict.
Side Effects of You is well-sung, well-produced and free from serious critique. What I appreciate most about the album is Fantasias ability to talk about the drama shes experienced with love without sounding overly jaded; many R&B singers do not have such mastery of balance.
Tracks We Like: Supernatural Love, Change Your Mind, Lose to Win, In Deep
Extra: Fantasia Talks About Side Effects of You