What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this star of her own reality show sings a lot about heartbreak and troubled relationships. Hurting one another and loneliness are the themes throughout just about every song. While there's nothing objectionable, the lyrics are rife with sadness and may be about things kids haven't experienced yet. And, Cole stresses the need to have someone in your life or you'll be empty. She uses the "N" word twice.
What's the story?
R&B vocalist Keyshia Cole sounds like a young Mary J. Blige. The inevitable comparisons no doubt come from Cole's emotive vocal delivery, the wonderfully produced arrangements, and shared collaborators who worked on both JUST LIKE YOU and Blige's The Breakthrough. But, while Cole's sound sours on her sophomore release, it's not much different from 2005's The Way It Is (which is shares the same title as her TV reality show).
Is it any good?
Just Like You is good, but this likable songstress is in desperate need of something that sets her apart.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about relationships. Why is it important to be a good friend or boyfriend/girlfriend? How can we avoid hurting the people we care about? Is it OK to sometimes feel lonely?