In My Songs In My Songs would have been a solid addition to the soulful teddy bear's 15-year solo catalog even if he hadn't passed away at age… In My Songs In My Songs would have been a solid addition to the soulful teddy bear's 15-year solo catalog even if he hadn't passed away at age… 2007-02-13 Gerald Levert R&B
Music Review

In My Songs (2007)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 13, 2007; Lead Performance: Gerald Levert; Genre: R&B

In My Songs would have been a solid addition to the soulful teddy bear's 15-year solo catalog even if he hadn't passed away at age 40 after recording it last year. His satin-smooth voice shines on the slow jams that dominate the 12-song set, as well as on a few well-executed nods to more up-tempo club vibes (''Fall Back,'' ''What Cha Think About That''); many of his lyrics are about seduction, but they never cross the line into sleaze. It's hard to imagine a more fitting memorial to Levert's too-short life.

Originally posted Mar 02, 2007 Published in issue #924 Mar 09, 2007 Order article reprints
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