Sha Davis’ album Songs I Wrote When You Left is a real R&B treat, and it wouldn’t be one unless it felt like the musical equivalent of a tempting piece of chocolate that just melts in your mouth.
In any other genre, a title like Songs I Wrote When You Left would have probably brought up expectations of some cheesy and soapy songs about lost love, but in the context of R&B, this title takes a whole different meaning, one of emancipation and new beginnings, unburdened by any looks back.
Sha Davis’s music has all the makings of R&B classics, permeated by silky smooth vibes, nice, sexy rhythms and melodies, full, deep and confident vocals, and the subtle persuasion to give in to it all.
The eponymous song, “Songs I Wrote When You Left”, actually has some reggae feel to it, which goes great with the album’s overall R&B style, and is perhaps a glimpse into more future genre experimentation.
Whether you’re home or in a bar, fresh off a break-up or happily in love, this is a quality R&B album that deserves a listen.