Promoted with three singles that, spread across an uncommonly long period, were her biggest Billboard Adult R&B hits, Fall for You quietly became one of Leela James' most successful albums. The upswing continues with the grit-and-grace singer's sixth full-length. Just prior to the release of Did It for Love, "Don't Want You Back" had already surpassed "Set Me Free" as James' highest placement on the Adult R&B chart, which is determined by airplay. An elegant and forthright composite of late-'70s Rufus & Chaka Khan and Earth, Wind & Fire with a little contemporary rhythmic sweetening, "Don't Want You Back" does sound best when heard on the radio, in a car with the windows down. That might be especially true for a driver or passenger on the rebound; "He's doin' what he's supposed to do, ooh, it could've been you" is an ego-deflating line executed to smooth perfection. It's one of the album's nine songs James wrote with Rex Rideout, an all-purpose studio and A&R veteran whose work has supported dozens including Will Downing, Ledisi, and BJ the Chicago Kid. The two, joined by several additional associates, are well-matched, evidently capable of covering a lot of emotional range and tying it all together. Dismissal, wistfulness, and contentment (including the fine Dave Hollister duet "Good to Love You") are among the many romantic conditions they soundtrack here, and they manage to do it with a perspective that is steeped in soul tradition but fresh for 2017. The two songs made without Rideout -- the lightly stomping "There 4 U" and dustier, hard-hitting title track, the finale -- are up to the same high standard. Fans of James' earlier output might balk at perceived impurities, like snaking/rattling trap-style drums that undergird some of the tracks, but they're secondary, utilized with finesse, like a natural evolution of what the likes of Kashif and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis did with machines during the early '80s. The song shines through each time.
Review by Andy Kellman
The Soulful Singer Christopher Wright known as C-WRIGHT SOULSANGER is a country boy born and raised in New Iberia, La with a passion and gift for muzik. He's on a mission to be one of the best artist in the muzik business utilizing the gift God has given him. He is not in this industry for the fortune nor fame but because his heart is totally invested into his muzik. He strongly feels that he sings because He love muzik and He's always glad to share a song or vision through song with someone who is possibly going through what he's singing about. C-WRIGHT has been singing for as long as he could remember in church growing up in the Family Choir known as The Wright's gospel Group. As a youngster, C-WRIGHT went to school Monday through Friday to receive his education and on the weekends he traveled from city to city with The Wright's Gospel Group spreading the good news of Jesus through song.
C-WRIGHT has traveled many places singing Gospel muzik along with his 3 siblings before taking on this Bluez Journey. C-WRIGHT loves muzik whole heartedly and enjoys different genres of muzik such as Pop, Gospel, Country and Southern Soul Bluez. C-WRIGHT was influenced by many Greats such as Tyrone Davis, Bobby Womack, T.K. Soul, Kenne Wayne, Jesse Graham, La'Morris Williams, Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, Commissioned, Calvin Richardson, Tank, R Kelly, Jamie Foxx, Donald Wright, Jr, G'Que Mickens and the list could go on and on. C-WRIGHT was nominated for Artist On The Rise and Upcoming New Bluez Artist for the ZBT Awards in 2015. C-WRIGHT has released 2 albums thus far titled "MY TIME TO SHINE" and "A NEW JOURNEY" which both were filled with a mixture of different styles of muzik. Becoming older now, C-WRIGHT SOULSANGER has definitely found his place in this muzik industry making SOUTHERN SOUL MUZIK a place to call home.
C-WRIGHT have been traveling to different states recently performing and promoting his feel good muzik. C-WRIGHT just a released a new single titled "FIFTY-FIFTY" (50/50) written by himself and produced by Super Producer Roi Chip Anthony of MoHitz Entertainment. His new single has been numer 1 on the Top 20 Bluez Charts for the past 3 months and number 3 on the charts Overseas in Brazil, London and Germany. Preparing to release his 3rd project titled "I BLUEZ MYSELF" in December of 2016.
The best is yet to come for this hungry soulful country bluez artist. Thank you to everyone who supports C-WRIGHT and for those who don't; We love you even more. Always looking to make feel good muzik for all the fans and that's what he's going to continue to do.