Did Babyface Bring R&B Back With New Album “Girls Night Out”?
Babyface Edmonds, one of the originators of R&B and one of the best R&B producers of all time, used his powers to recruit some of the hottest girls in music for new 13-track project, “Girls Night Out,”. The project features Ari Lennox, Kehlani, Ella Mai, Coco Jones, Queen Naija, Tiana Major 9, Tink, Baby Tate, Muni Long, Sevyn Streeter, Doechii, Amaarae Lala Anthony, and Angie Martinez.
In the Summer of 2022, there was significant talk regarding R&B and the state of its being. Some said the genre had died. Babyface proved that R&B is here.
The “Girls Night Out” album was created for all the R&B girls. The girls who have been consistent and keeping the genre alive. “Girls Night Out” introduces you to the new generation of R&B while showing that women can be united and create great bodies of work. It indicates that Babyface is still great at what he does best. After all, this is the same guy that created the “Waiting To Exhale” Soundtrack.
“Girls Night Out” is a breath of fresh air. What I appreciate most about this project is how Babyface allows the women to shine before he inserts himself into the song. This album consists of all elements of R&B. Great singers, great storytelling, heartbreak, being in love, and life before and after love.
“Girls Night Out” Album Review
I initially thought this was a great concept for an album. Especially in a time where women in music haven’t been so friendly to each other. As a Doechii fan, I was initially excited to hear her but after I listened to the album in its entirety, I was pleased with every song and shocked by a few artists.
Ari Lennox’s “Liquor” brought the soul and powerful voice right out of the gate. She followed up with an answer to the interlude of what the girls will be drinking tonight. The song is about seeking love.Muni Long’s “The Recipe,” song samples Babyface’s “Soon as I get Home“. It was an excellent rendition, and she added her twist. In my opinion, it is the best song on the project.
The track “Don’t Even Think About It” by Baby Tate surprised me. I knew Baby Tate was a great rapper but I was surprised to hear her sing. I was introduced to Amaarae on the track “One Good Thing”. From a blind listening, the song reminded me of Doja Cat’s “Woman.” (This is a track that Doja Cat could have easily featured on.)
Coco Jones’ “Simple,” sounds as if she’s Jazmine Sullivan little sister (Jazmine also would have done very well on this project).
R&B Singer Sevyn Streeter who did the song “G Wagon,” was also very good. She sings and raps on the track, something I havent heard from her before. Doechii closed the album with the album title track “Girls Night Out” it was pretty good, but not the best of the album.
Overall, “Girls Night Out” was very well put together, I’d like to see a sequel to the project with more girls such as Summer Walker, SZA, Jhene Aiko, Jazmine Sullivan, Tinashe, and Doja Cat.
Stream “Girls Night Out” for yourself below.