Sammie, ‘Coa’ | Track Review
Contemporary R&B artist Sammie returns more mature and better than ever on “Coa,” the promo single for his upcoming album, ‘Coming of Age.’
30 does something to you. It’s like a lightbulb switches on, and things that you once did aren’t nearly as important. For many, 30 marks adulthood, a true ‘coming of age.’ Speaking of Coming of Age, that’s the new album from underrated contemporary R&B artist Sammie, who’s been around throughout the 00s. Even so, his impact in the game has only dented it. Hopefully, as the mature 30-year old that he is now, his “Coa” (coming of age) will pay dividends. Specifically, he’d like those dividends to be paid on September 15, when his new album arrives.
There are ample pros in regards to “Coa.” Nothing supplants the vocals. Sammie has a beautiful instrument, no questions asked. His tone is heaven-sent, recalling the golden age of contemporary R&B, before things cooled way down. To describe just how lovely the vocals are, it almost wouldn’t matter what he was singing about here. That said, the thoughtful nature of this song, tackling newfound maturity, particularly in regards to love, only adds the cherry on top. Good vocals, thoughtful subject matter, and sound songwriting make for a strong song.
Cons for “Coa.” Okay. First, why didn’t you just write out the title without the need for an acronym? Ugh – total deal breaker Sammie. Um secondly, how many folks on God’s green earth have sung about becoming better, mature, and ready for love? Lots. And thirdly, didn’t someone tell Sammie that urban contemporary music is on a downward trajectory? R&B don’t sell no mo’ brother!
Sammie, that third paragraph was totally a joke. “Coa” is a well-rounded, enjoyable R&B song. The vocals are great and the theme is relatable and pitch-perfect. Despite all that ails R&B, one would like to think that Sammie has a chance to shine on this one. Regardless of its commercial performance or lack thereof, he shows he’s back strong.