and Joshua Collins made their initial
gain in the minds of r&b listeners with
Reflections when they were known as United
Soul. Now they return with a new LP:
The Fall and a new name: U City. The
group has done a lot of growing up since
their debut LP so lets see what it means
for their music as we give them a GeoReview.
"The Rescue" starts U City's
second LP The Fall and the group talks
about being the clean up guys for the
ladies' broken heart.
fellas talks about a girl who changes
you life when you are with her in "The Ride",
a track with a banging guitar riff.
Thru" has a futuristic sound and
the fellas talk about letting the problems
stay at door and the letting the lust
develop. This cut has a summer radio
single feel to it.
another of those cuts you can see a video
and hear on the radio. Josh comes off
sensual and tells a story of a confident
man who does his thing but is accused
of being too cold. Aziz uses his falsetto
voice as he begins to tell his own story
this cut shows U City's skill as a songwriters.
a 1970's feel to it and Aziz gets to
get raspy on the chorus as the group
talks about a woman making sure her man
keeps her close because they will be
"Skin/Bathtub Luv" features
vocal arraignments by Joshua on "Skin" and "Bathtub
Luv" is the progression song. "Yes" is
a smooth groove you end a night with.
my favorite on the track and sounds like
it could be one of their best in their
young careers because of the music and
"Electric Lady" is
one cut you can hear them on stage because
of the organ and guitar sound on the
track. The group shows another side to
their game on this cut and shows a passion
that has many women attending their shows.
Ghetto comes through on "Move
It", a track with an upbeat tempo
that reminds you of the islands or Miami.
You can get to dancing on this track
and have a good time.
one of the few songs that reminds me
of this younger musical era of production
by computer and while it's not my favorite,
I understand the game and this is a good
crossover track that will appeal to a
younger listening crowd.
piano work on the "All For You
- Intro" is real nice and is a good
lead up to "All For You", a
track about knowing what you want despite
the obvious distractions all around.
LP ends with the inspirational "Each
One", a song for the children and
those who are down looking up. The group
talks about making change and working
with each other and teaching one another.
Overall, the group sings well as a group
and writes some lyrics that will have
the ladies feeling respected,soft, sexy
and loved. These brothers love a lot
and let you know on this LP. My favorite
songs are "Senseless", "Tight" and "Heartbreaker".
The duo continues to bring Philadelphia
sound and songwriting to their projects
and prove they have a strong reason to
make music for the people's ear.
The LP's songs are
written by Joshua and/or Aziz and they
executively produced the project. Album
was produced the Collins Bros. and Mike
DeCastro. Production for the individual
songs was done by Dinky Bingham, DeCastro,
Ray" Holloman, Kookie, Ronald "P-Nut" Frost,
Steve McKie, Conley "Tone" Whitfield,
Simon Illa, Demien Desandies and U City
I'll give this LP 4 GeoGlobes.
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