Track Review: Trey Songz, ‘Comin Home’
Trey Songz ushers in the Christmas spirit (and love) on his superb new single, “Comin Home.”
Lush sounds initiate “Comin Home.” It embraces the urban contemporary sound – no pop sellout here. A sound urban-contemporary groove anchors. A holiday single, “Comin Home”embraces the idea of love at Christmas:
“It’s so unfair that Christmas is all throughout the air / and I hate that we’re both alone / I’d rather be with you by the mistletoe.”
As always, Trey Songz delivers a solid vocal performance. Those silky, smooth pipes remain intact. The overall form of “Comin Home” is a selling-point; the record is well organized. A solid pre-chorus sets up a catchy, memorable chorus:
“It hurts me more than what you think it does / when nights get cold, that’s when I miss your touch / the snow is falling and it won’t let up / okay, I’m on my way, hey.”
Naturally, that catchy, memorable chorus follows:
“Cause it’ll be nothing without you / Christmas will be nothing without you, girl / so I’m coming home, yeah, I’m coming home / yeah I’m coming home to the one that I love / It’ll be nothing without you.”
The bridge drives the song into a more hip-hop oriented sound, using pitch-shifted vocals mixed with Trey’s commanding tenor. Although gimmicky, this keeps this song from being predictable.
All in all, “Comin Home” is a well-written, pleasant urban-holiday single from Trey Songz. He sounds sensational and the songwriting and overall concept are pitch-perfect for the season. Hopefully, the next Trey Songz album isn’t too far away.