Coco Lee’s Just No Other Way features the singles Before I Fall In Love, Wherever You Go, Do You Want My Love, and Can’t Get Over It.
I bought Coco Lee’s Just No Other Way because I heard Do You Want My Love and really enjoyed the single. I wanted the cd so I could hear the rest of the songs. I did the right thing because it’s a great cd.
Just No Other Way is an r&b/pop/dance cd. The songs on this cd are about the ups and downs of relationships. Coco Lee pours her heart out in these songs. I could tell she has a lot of passion in these songs.
Coco Lee didn’t work with too many familiar songwriters on her cd. She worked with Saskia Garel, Jimmy Greco, Jillian Armbury, Kenneth Hairston, Diane DeViller, Sean Hosein, Jack Kugell, Michelle Lewis, Allan Rich, Kelly Price as well as others. Kelly Price makes an appearance on the cd. I’m used to listening to artists who work with familiar songwriters, but maybe it’s a good thing she didn’t go that route. I didn’t have any preconceived notions about the songs since I’m not familiar with their work (with the exception of Kelly Price).
For those who aren’t familiar with her, Coco Lee has a soprano voice. I like her tone. She sounds a little like Mariah Carey. I like how she utilizes her strong vocals on quite a few of her songs. It’s too bad that she didn’t become a bigger star in America because she has a beautiful voice.
Just No Other Way (To Love Me) has a pop/r&b beat. The music sounds similar to Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins style. The keyboard and drums sell the music. I love the rhythm of the music. I love the way Coco sings to the music. The bridge and chorus speed up with the change in tempo. I love that she holds little notes throughout the song. I have no complaints about the song. Before I Fall In Love has an r&b beat. The music is soft and beautiful. Coco sings this in time with the music. She starts the song softly and belts towards the end. I love the buildup to the power singing she does towards the end. I have no complaints about this song because it’s fantastic. I Will Be Your Friend has an r&b beat. The tempo of the drums allows me to move around to the music. The drums are impressive. Coco sounds great with the music. She’s a little hard to understand in some of the lyrics, but I enjoyed her singing. All Tied Up In You has an r&b beat. Everything about the music is wonderful. Coco sings this in her middle and lower registers. I love the blend of the two registers in the chorus. I also love the double she uses in the verses. Coco does an amazing job throughout the song. I have no complaints. Can We Talk About It has an r&b beat. The music is soft and beautiful. She sings in time with the music. I love the way she sings the chorus. She sings it in her upper register. I also love the way she belts throughout the song. I could live without the talking, but the song is good.
Do You Want My Love featuring A. Butto has a pop/r&b beat. The keyboard and drums make the music pop. The music is very catchy and I can’t sit still when I hear it. Coco sings in her upper register. The pitch she sings in works for the music. I like how she holds notes towards the end of the song. A. Butto’s rhymes are pretty tight. I’m not familiar with him, but he does a pretty good job. I like how he doesn’t take over the song. I have no complaints. Can’t Get Over (featuring Kelly Price) has an r&b beat. The drums are tight, but I prefer the music to be slower. Coco’s voice sounds good with the music, but the flow would be better if the beat were slower. She gets back on track in the chorus. I like how she belts throughout the song. Kelly Price sounds good in the background vocals. I would have liked to hear her sing lead vocals, but she does a good job with what she’s given to do. Did You Really Love Me has an r&b beat. The drums are amazing. Coco sings this in her middle register. I was impressed with her voice in this song. I love the incredible hook because it has a rhythmic flow that’s perfect for the music. I didn’t expect her to belt in the song so I got an unexpected surprise when she did.
Wherever You Go has a pop/dance beat. The keyboard and drums are catchy. Coco sings in time with the beat. She sings this in her upper register, which blends well with the music. She does a good job in the chorus. I love the way she belts out the chorus and towards the end of the song. I would have preferred a longer note, but I was pleased with the end result. Don’t You Want My Love has a pop/dance beat. The keyboard, drums, and guitar are on point. This sounds like a perfect club song to dance to. Coco sings this in her upper register. I love the rhythm of the chorus. She sings the chorus to match the tempo of the music. She also belts throughout the song. My only complaint is that the song didn’t have enough lyrics. It’s basically a song with the chorus and ad libs. Other than that, the song is great. Crazy Ridiculous has a pop/dance beat. The drums are banging. She sings this in her upper register. She sings well with the music. She’s a little hard to understand in the verses, but she does a great job singing the song. The notes she holds make up for the hard to understand lyrics. The song didn’t need the rap, but it’s still good.
Coco Lee’s Just No Other Way is a great cd. Coco Lee has an impressive voice that I enjoyed listening to. If I could find another cd by her, I would gladly buy it. I highly recommend it.
I give this cd 5 stars because it’s a great cd.
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