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Kenny Lattimore Gives Us a Class in Anatomy

By on May 20, 2015
Kenny Lattimore has started his creative process again. The smooth tenor and melodic phrasings that we became familiar with in songs like For You and Never Too Busy are back.

In his new album, Anatomy Of A Love Song, Lattimore has put together a solid piece of work. The Washington DC area native will tell you that as he’s grown and moved there was something lost which now is found. He has, in his words, “discovered my love for music again!”

Kenny Lattimore is a master of laying his satin vocals over mid-tempo tracks giving them a smooth finish. On Anatomy Of A Love Song, tracks like “Love Me Back” and “What Must I Do“ stand out on the 14-track album. The songs show intelligence and balance in a musical world full of punch-ins and shortcuts.

There aren’t many let downs on Anatomy Of A Love Song. One track that I had to give a second listen to before buying in was “Nothing Like You” a duet with Lalah Hathaway. With two distinct and well-honed voices I thought this would prove to be an instant winner but I had to go through a few more tracks before retuning to this one. There is also song or two that may have cross-over appeal but did hit this writers button.

Possibly my expectations were a little too high for Anatomy. I also feel the album, besides the Hathaway duet, fell short on an offering a pure ballad that will last through time. Kenny does well with his medium slow songs but there isn’t a “killer” signature slow song. I am a critic that has learned however, not to judge an artists work on one or two listens.

Don’t get me wrong, I know there are few perfect albums and I did enjoy my first and second listen of Anatomy Of A Love Song. If you are a fan of words set to music you’ll enjoy your time with this one as well.


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