Last month I had the pleasure of interviewing Detroit-based vocal & publishing powerhouse duo, A Plus. Both of them are also my friends who I’ve watched blossom in their careers from singers and songwriters to educators and masters of their craft. More than anything I am proud that they have decided to release a masterpiece for the world to indulge in!
And to think this album was to fulfill a contractual agreement but you can read more of that in the interview. Pushing all formalities to the side, allow me to walk you through my usual, song-by-song summary list. Let’s go!
Track One: (1:17 AM)
“I never wanna see your face again (perish)!”
“Get up off me!”
Track Two: Pride Over Me
This cut started off the race as their first single, and is the only song I cringe on just a lil’ bit when I hear it. The cringing has nothing to do with the song because Anesha killed it vocally but the lyrics touch home for myself, as well as Antea who wrote it during a turbulent period of a previous relationship. Not only do I know the backstory behind the lyrics, I know how it feels to have someone choose their pride over the relationship.
“You chose a lie instead of being honest. You broke my heart when you broke your promise. You chose to hide but now I see…you chose pride over me.”
“I say that I love you but what does it mean, when I don’t know the man that I see? Are we strangers? Feels like strangers to me. Love’s getting stra-aaa-aaa-aaa-aaa-anger. We’re getting stranger to me.”
“I’m not bout that life, so I’mma think twice before I make you mine.”
“I”m sick of being broke. One day I will see just how cool it is to be one of the ones screaming money ain’t a thing…”
“We can quit the games right now, boy let’s get down. We ain’t gotta tell nobody…body…body…”
“I wanna be free. I wanna breathe. Why be in love if love’s hurting me? What I want is all my liberty out the arms that keep on holding me.”
“If you ask me to, boy I’ll be with you ’til the world runs out. I got you. You got me. Baby that’s enough. You got me. I got you. baby, that’s enough.”
“Temporary love…to the sender he’s returning. Soak and used it up…no regard for all the damage done.”
“It’s hard to tell if I’m scared to sing, scared to fly, scared to swim. I panic cuz all I want is to win, make them proud…my parents. And that’s why I’m singing to me…yeeeaaaaaah. Gotta keep on running, now. Go fast as I can.”
“Get away..I escape to the other side with you. We never fight and the feeling’s right on the other side with you. Where love is king, love is everything..let’s go there…”
“Because you didn’t love me and because you didn’t want me, I can say that I’m the woman I am…cuz you hurt me so…”
That’s how you end an album, dammit!!!
Get your copy of Pride. Liberty. Detroit. on all streaming services or come out to their album release at Northern Lights on March 3rd and purchase a signed album! Support and be blessed!