carlos b fly wrote:
I love MIAM and I think it's her best album since TEOM, but I wouldn't mind her exploring with new sounds while still remaining in R&B. I don't want a Pop record, I just would like her to try new things. Not just sonically but also lyrically speaking.
Interesting post and I agree with a lot of what you are saying. What did you have in mind?
I don't know, new themes. For example I'd like for her to expand on the subject matter she had on "Meteorite" as an industry veteran. Reflections on her career, on fame, on life as a celebrity.
Along with that, she has very few songs that are about music itself (as in, few songs like "Sir Duke," "Killing Me Softly," "Into the Groove," "Piano Man," "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall," etc). I think a sort of concept album about what music has meant to her life would be really cool. That would cover throwback songs (a la "Dedicated"), songs that extend off "Meteorite" like Mario mentioned, songs about singing and dancing along to music for an escape, etc. That sort of theme also naturally invites different genres because some would be nostalgic/throwback songs, some would be reflective ballads, some would be dance/uptempo songs, etc.