Ledisi, ‘Add to Me’ | Track Review
Ledisi adds to her rich collection of soulful hits with “Add to Me,” the second single from her sixth major label album, ‘Let Love Rule.’
In 2017, Ledisi decided she would Let Love Rule. She began by being on a “High” months before dropping the new album. “High” was marvelous, balancing modern and classic R&B sensibilities. “Add to Me,” the second single from Let Love Rule, has similar attributes. As always, the adult contemporary R&B artist is consistent to the nth degree.
The first thing the listener will notice about “Add to Me” is the sound. The production work is awesome. Soulful, yet slick and modern, the ear candy is real. This is one of the best backdrops that Ledisi has sung over, and that’s a bold statement. The production work is always hot on a Ledisi album, even if adult contemporary R&B isn’t exactly the freshest style. Here, the music is simply on fire.
As always, Ledisi as a singer is one of the best in the game. She checks off the boxes we’ve come to expect. Brilliant upper register, feisty, piercing tone, and impeccable pitch. Even when she pushes, she never sounds out of control. Simply put, she’s a beast. On “Add to Me,” her beastly, compelling artistry continues in all its glory.
The content isn’t too shabby either. Ledisi wants to know what her man is “going to add to me.” In other words, she wants to know what’s he going to bring to the table to make a sound relationship. The concept isn’t brand new, but the phrasing is clever. Another pro is this paints her as an incredibly confident, strong, and independent woman who understands her worth without a man. Here, she wants him to only strengthen what she’s got in place.
How “High” has Ledisi got us in preparation for the release of Let Love Rule? Really high. “Add to Me” is another fantastic addition to her rich collection. She may be underrated and under-appreciated, but Ledisi IS the real deal. Tough to add to that.