One of the most underrated r&b singers of our generation, Charlene "Tweet" Keys, from Rochester, NY, is a powerhouse vocalist and talented songwriter. She burst onto the scene with her debut album "Southern Hummingbird (2002) and to this day, it's one of few albums I can play all the way through w/ o skipping a track.
It was lead by the sexually charged missy Elliott produced ode to masturbation "Ooops, oh my". While that was definitely a banger, the ballads on the album were the selling point for me.
"Always Will" is my absolute favorite from the album. About an undying love and a self-assured woman who KNOWS that this man will love her forever, Tweet sings it so effortlessly. (I believe she also played guitar on this track too..audiophiles can correct me if I am wrong)
My Favorite Lyrics:
Cause your soul's with mine
And you've, you've been loving me so long
And I bet you always will
We could be on separate planets
Mars and Venus, heart to heart
No spaces between us
Cause you know, hearts don't lie
I can stay here inside in this here city
And you go sail here across the ocean
I bet you always will
I think I might have played this song after every single failed "relationship" I've had. (LOL)...
That is the testament of a great song. Timeless.........
Tweet is awesome. I look forward to her new work...I heard she's dropping something really soon....