All those who are loving the Nu-House revival need to listen to this record. Ann Nesby led the Sounds of Blackness, bringing inspirational and gospel messages to the dancefloor on the classics “The Pressure (I Need Relief)” and “Optimistic,” and her solo hits like “Can I Get A Witness,” “Hold On,” and “Love is What We Need.” She is back with a new album led by the title track “Living My Life.” Teaming with producer Kendrick Dean (Monica, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown), they meld a modern fusion of inspirational r&b and house music. Ann sings about how she leads her life and everything works out because she is positive and has faith. Actually, that isn’t completely accurate, she doesn’t sing- she “SANGS” – those who know the idiom know exactly what I mean. For the clubs, Ann goes back to her roots and enlists the talents of Terry Hunter for a full-on house anthem. As the first taste of her forthcoming album, we can all look forward to some incredible vocal house songs that will bring us some church vibes while we raise our hands in the air at the club.
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