El DeBarge, '80s popstar, releases first album in 16 years
|50 & El DeBarge collab on new track|
DeBarge spent the majority of the last decade dealing with drug issues but appears to be cleaned up and in the mood for some smoov R&B croonin' again.
Listening to the new track "Lay With You" featuring Faith Evans accompanied with a shiny new video shows promise for DeBarge's future, and you can still see a glimmer of the past in his voice, which is nice. But there's really no new ground covered here with this R&B flavor, and clumsy beefy rapstar collabos won't change that. Fans of his gum-smacking '80s pop, however, will appreciate hearing his voice again. I know I did.
Hear a few of his new tracks over at Giant Step.
*This song was my bike riding soundtrack in 1986 and also the theme to Short Circuit. (On another note, he looks eerily like John Leguizamo. Just sayin'.)
A rewind for the heads: