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    Default Vivian Green - The Green Room

    online listen
    typical current r&b
    some featured artists I never heard of
    nothing I liked
    not my thing but it may be yours
    1.2 from me and a converted 2.4 from the pros at allmusic

    from the album - Anything Out There

    released Oct 9th, 2012

    Bio - from allmusic

    Adult contemporary R&B vocalist Vivian Green grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she started singing at an
    early age. She began playing the piano at age eight and writing songs when she was 11. At 13, she joined a girl
    group called Younique. She spent her teens writing, sending out demos, and singing wherever she could. Her break
    came when she was hired as a backup singer for Jill Scott, who took her on tour internationally. That connection
    eventually led to record company interest, and Green signed to Columbia in November 2001. Her debut album, A Love
    Story, was released one year later and narrowly missed the Top 50 of the Billboard 200 album chart. Vivian followed
    in May 2005 and reached number 18. Though it was a little pop-slanted, the follow-up featured collaborations with
    many of the same producers, including James Poyser. Beautiful, dominated by songs written with producer/songwriter
    Anthony Bell and released on eOne, followed in 2010 and debuted at number 101 on the Billboard 200. For October
    2012's The Green Room, Green's second album for eOne, the singer worked with Vidal Davis, Steve McKie, Phillip "Phoe
    Notes" Randolph, and Brian Culbertson.

    Album Review - from allmusic

    As one might be able to discern from the cover, there's a little less heartache and turmoil on The Green Room
    compared to Vivian Green's first three albums. Indeed, this is the singer's lightest release, at least in terms of
    emotional weight. That's not to say that it's all free-spirited and blissful. In "X," featuring fellow Philadelphian
    Freeway, Green relates emotional conflict in confronting a lingering relationship ("Out of my bed, but still in my
    head"). "Free as a Bird" regards breaking from a limiting relationship ("Let me go, just let me be, don't try to
    edit or modify me"). "Supposed to Be Mine," one of Green's most potent performances, is all longing and regret ("We
    let it get out of hand, and now we're empty-handed, and we can't get it back again"). Apart from the last of that
    bunch, there's some positivity and empowerment in every song, and they all go down easy while avoiding melodrama.
    Green's choices for collaborators, including Rex Rideout, Vidal Davis, and Steve McKie, are faultless. Her and
    Rideout's contribution to Brian Culbertson's Dreams album ("Still Here") also appears here without sounding the
    least bit out of place. Green's voice isn't as smooth as it once was. The slight scratchiness, not always present
    but frequently noticeable, adds some alluring edge to her performances, and it never seems over the top or the least
    bit affected.

    Track Listing

    1. Remedy
    2. Anything Out There
    3. X (Feat. Freeway)
    4. Free As A Bird
    5. I'm Not Prepared
    6. Forever
    7. Supposed To Be Mine
    8. When Can I See You Again
    9. Still Here (Feat. Brian Culbertson)
    10. Heaven
    11. Faith
    12. Light The Universe (Feat. Algebra Blessett, Treena Ferebee)

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    heard your link MH...not to my liking neither,sounds like almost every other modern r&b single, and that means 'pure crap!' IMO

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