8Avant-Keke You&I

Appropriate for the mood of the month of February, I caught this lovely gem with the reprisal of Avant and Keke together after seven years Monday night on VH1 Soul. Just released this year February 5, 2013, on his seventh studio album Face The Music. It may just be me but I feel particularly drawn to this song because I’ve had his single  “My First Love” from his first album My Thoughts on the top of my mind for a few weeks now. Could it be I’m seeing things before they happen? haha, maybe not psychic but something special perhaps. If you’ve caught up with the latest reality tv show R&B Divas on TV One, you’ve noticed Ms. Wyatt‘s comeback to the spotlight but on a more personal level with other noted “Diva” singers: Faith Evans, Monifah Carter, Syleena Johnson, and Nicci Gilbert from 90’s group Brownstone.

I’m loving this classy suit and  tie look guys are rocking these days! Avant is looking good I must sayAnyone out here who can’t help but draw comparisons with people, tell me if it hasn’t crossed your mind that Avant resembles R. Kelly. I just think of him every time. Maybe when Avant sings his melodious oohs that’s the reason. My research shows I’m not that far off base because he is influenced and inspired by R. Kelly. It’s been  three years since the “Separated” serenader has hit the scene with fresh material and his approach to this new project was to bring “Real” R&B back. I aint mad at him; he’s part of the reinventing and rejuvenation of R&B which as a listener is the reason why I’m so involved with talking about soul music again.

The fashionista in me notices many details in fashion and style. I’m in love with the “Serenada-esque” flamenco inspired dress adorning Ms. Wyatt. It is body-forming and very sexy even though the neckline is a bit too showy for my taste. The pairing with her voluptuous love-siren look and Avant‘s classy sophisticated look emphasizes the theme of this song.

Provided are the duet’s serenade:

Intro
Avant:
Oh ladies and gentlemen
And all the lovers around the word
I wanna talk about the one I love
I know a lot of times we forget how they take good care of you
But tonight I just wanna express the way I feel

Verse:
Oh baby, funny how things have changed in my life now
Whether near or far, I wanna be where you are
And you’re like a rose that blooms in my garden
Innocent and sweet my love you are
But one thing I know girl
Lovin’, lovin’, oh lovin’, lovin’ you is easy from me to you baby
And I will feel this way till the end of time, oh
Even though you’ve heard this a thousand times, it’s the truth
Oh baby

Chorus
You and I, together for always
Baby I breathe every single breath for you baby
Keke Wyatt:
ooh boy
You and I, one hell of chemistry
Baby I, I’m giving up this life for you

Verse:
Keke Wyatt
Oh darling, I know that things in life are not perfect
But when it comes to you, you’re all I have more baby
ooh, heaven’s my destiny when I’m with you
The only place to be, just you and me

Oh, my life, my life, my life is so incomplete without you baby
I will feel this way till the end of time, oh
Even tho you’ve heard this a thousand times, it’s the truth
Oh baby

Chorus

Avant:
You and I, together for always
Baby I breathe every single breath for you baby

Keke Wyatt:
ooh boy
You and I, one hell of chemistry
Baby I, I’m giving up this life for you
Oh baby

I love you, I love you, all of you
You’re everything baby, Yeah, Oh
I love you baby, I love you baby

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