Despite it being over 10 years between her debut album and its follow up, Teedra Moses is one name that has managed to stay on soul music lovers lips. This could be partly due to her hustle — she has released a number of mixtapes and EPs and is always performing a show somewhere — but mostly thanks to Moses’ angelically sweet vocals, honest lyrics and musicality. The New Orleans native made a huge impact with her 2004 debut,Complex Simplicity, and when the label she was signed to, TVT Records, went bankrupt, the realization hit home on what the R&B world would be missing if they were denied more music from Moses. Now, after false starts and much patience from fans, she is back with her proper sophomore album through Shanachie Records, Cognac & Conversation.
Has Cognac & Conversation been worth the wait? In short, yes. The lyrical content that helps create that Moses magic is ever present. There’s the confident sensuality of album opener “R UScared,” the unapologetic sass of “International Playboi” and the raw honesty replete on the stirring finale, “No Regrets.” Teedra’s honey-coated vocals wash over the listener’s soul as production from Trackademicks, Thaddeus Dixon, Charles “Uncle Chucc” Hamilton, Donald ” Donnie Cash” Whittemore and Roosevelt “Bink” Harrell III bring the slow burning heat that simply seals the deal.
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