Jazmine Sullivan: ‘Let It Burn’ Single Review

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Jazmine Sullivan states, “call me crazy” because she has “found the love of my life” on the third single, “Let It Burn,” from her third album, Reality Show. The fire is burning passionately in the vocal department, soaring to infinity and beyond. Sullivan evokes a vocal performance with such passion that it tears you apart, step by step like a punch to the gut from Floyd Mayweather. The Babyface sample from “Ready Or Not” certainly helps enkindle that 90’s R&B spell on the listeners. Both youthful and more sophisticated fans can equally savor in the song’s feeling of fiery rage.

Listeners start off by stepping into the warmth of the record, and appreciating the spark of some sensation of love that is deep within the atmosphere. Sullivan breathes a classic opening moment, “I wanna be good to you baby,” and instantly, the voice starts an eruption. In her most winning moment, she convincingly sings, “I know it’s scary / Cause someone always gets hurt when you’re caring / And I felt that way too / But ready or not, it’s coming for you.”

Producer Key Wayne forms the throwback essence into full camera focus. Jazmine Sullivan accomplishes her most voluptuous vocal offering of her career. Additionally, the Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds sample enhances the song’s resonance. Wayne sets a definitive spirit, which is the honor for exemplary R&B. Sullivan’s “Let It Burn” will prompt younger fans to look up the After 7 version from 1989 and earlier Babyface material.

As a single, this is the knockout needed to burn the flame of knowledge in the world that Jazmine Sullivan is here to stay. The song lets the thoughts of love sting, building an empire of excitement. Sullivan recommends in the prominent chorus, “You feel that fire, just let it burn / There’s no runnin’ / when it’s your turn.” This maybe her smartest single since “Need U Bad.” Thanks are due because RCA blessed fans and radio with this sure-fire blockbuster smash, and is scheduled to premiere on Urban Adult Contemporary radio on March 17, 2015. Please, don’t resist this song as it will captivate connections to the hearts of every listener and leave a lasting impression for years to come.