Released June 9, 2015
Genre: R&B ・Pop
Label: Plus One ・Def Jam
Producer: The Stereotypes ・Pop & Oak ・ Chuck Harmony ・Shep Crawford ・Polow da Don ・Lil Ronnie ・Lardieri ・Godz of Analog ・Brandon “B.A.M. Alexander ・The-Dream
Tamia is a R&B veteran, with a career spanning over 20 years. You know the six-time Grammy nominee for her many hits over the years, like You Put a Move on My Heart, Stranger in My House, So Into You, Officially Missing You, Spend My Life with You & many more. It should be a crime how CRIMINALLY underrated Tamia is. Nevertheless over the years, Tamia has managed to be one of the best R&B acts of all time.
Tamia released her sixth studio album Love Life on June 9, 2015 from her label Plus One & Def Jam. An album about love and relationships, Love Life beautifully grasp how to keep the momentum in your relationship or marriage going. The album peaked at number two on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and number 24 on the Billboard 200.
Ladies & Gentlemen, I present to you: Tamia’s Love Life.
Love Falls All Over Me
Written by Tamia Hill, Warren Felder, Andrew Wansel & Alicia Renee Williams
The album begins with the Pop & Oak produced Love Falls Over Me, which is lyrically about the singer explaining how her love falls over when it comes to her lover. She just gushes over the thought of her man. Must be nice.
Written by Tamia Hill, Brandon Alexander, Ronnie Jackson & Alicia Renee Williams
Chaise Lounge IS A SONG! The song speaks about getting right to business on the chaise lounge because it is nothing else to say! She makes sex sound so good.
Sandwich and a Soda 🥪🥤
Written by Tamia Hill, Warren Felder, Andrew Wansel, Alicia Renee Williams, Stephen Mostyn & Autoro Whitfield
Sandwich and A Soda was the lead single for the album, & it was the truly the perfect choice. From a lyrical perspective, the song speaks of you & your partner taking care of each other. The song’s title serves as a metaphor to being there for your spouse through the good, bad and the ugly. The song peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart.
Written by Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart
Penned by The-Dream & Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Nowhere speaks about the singer lusting for her man and that he is not going anywhere because he truly has her crazy in love with him.
Written by Jaramye Daniels, Charles Harmon & Claude Kelly
LIPSTICK is an album CUT okay! this is definitely one of my favorite highlights from the album. Y’all complain that R&B is dead, and Tamia said AHT AHT! Two of my favorite songwriters (Chuck Harmony & Claude Kelly) co-wrote this record and when I say pens were working! From a lyrical perspective, Lipstick is just the fact that the couple is just downright lustful as hell, and he’s messing up her lipstick and doing what he’s supposed to do.
Written by Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart
Special is one of my favorites as well. I just know I can’t wait to be in love with someone as much as Tamia is with Grant. Whew Chile!!! She sung this song like the rent was due!!!
Like You Do
Written by Tamia Hill, Ronnie Jackson & Alicia Renee Williams
Like You Do speaks about how good her man is loving her in the bedroom.
Stuck with Me
Written by Rachel Assil, Jamal Jones & Kesia Hollins
Stuck With Me is one of the strongest songs on the album and should’ve been a more successful single for Tamia. Produced by Polow da Don, the song speaks about how lost she would be without her man, so he is definitely tied down to her for life. A song!!!!
Written by Tamia Hill, Claude Kelly, Ray McCullogh, Ryan Ridgley, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip
Another favorite of mine, No Lie is another song for the bedroom where the singer speaks about her lover will do anything for his pleasure and that he never has to question her heart because she’s in it for the long run.
Written by by Tamia Hill, Claude Kelly & John Lardieri
Day One will be my wedding song one day. It is the ultimate song that sums up your feelings for the love of your life.
Written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
One thing about Tamia is she is going to sing the entire HELL out of a cover!! I adore her cover of Deniece Williams’ Black Butterfly. From a lyrical perspective, the song is a message to Black people that we can never forget our past, and that while the souls of our ancestors and their struggles is a constant reminder of how cruel the world can be, but we’re a beautiful people and will soar high like a butterfly.
Tamia’s Love Life truly deserved more!!! It was one of the best albums released in 2015, and the people did not show up and show out. Hopefully in this new decade, we’ll be blessed with a new Tamia album, because one thing about our favorite girl, she comes with the HEAT! -MJ