Sunshine at Midnight Six years after her breakthrough hit, "Heard It All Before," Macy Gray's ex-protégée has found a new mentor in Beyoncé's dad/manager, Mathew Knowles. Sunshine Anderson… Sunshine at Midnight Six years after her breakthrough hit, "Heard It All Before," Macy Gray's ex-protégée has found a new mentor in Beyoncé's dad/manager, Mathew Knowles. Sunshine Anderson… 2007-01-23 Sunshine Anderson R&B
Music Review

Sunshine at Midnight (2007)

Sunshine Anderson | SUNSHINE'S DAY Now managed by Beyoncé's dad, maybe it's no wonder Anderson's lyrics are occasionally Childish on her mostly winning At Midnight CD
SUNSHINE'S DAY Now managed by Beyoncé's dad, maybe it's no wonder Anderson's lyrics are occasionally Childish on her mostly winning At Midnight CD
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jan 23, 2007; Lead Performance: Sunshine Anderson; Genre: R&B

Six years after her breakthrough hit, ''Heard It All Before,'' Macy Gray's ex-protégée has found a new mentor in Beyoncé's dad/manager, Mathew Knowles. Sunshine Anderson lacks his daughter's polish, but her raspy voice has a street-smart edge that evokes early Mary J. Blige. The first half of Sunshine at Midnight, her second album, is packed with rump-shakin' fits of fury, while slow jams dominate the latter. Anderson's talent is fully grown, but her infatuation with thugs — and their underwear — is a juvenile distraction. B

Originally posted Jan 24, 2007 Published in issue #918-919 Feb 02, 2007 Order article reprints