Tamar Braxton’s “Calling All Lovers.”

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Released: October 2, 2015

Genre: R&B

Label: Epic • Streamline

Producer: Tamar Braxton • Afro Steve • Brandon “B.A.M.” Alexander • Blac Elvis • Alessandro Calemme • Darryl “DJ” Camper • Tiffany Fred • Gerald Haddon • Da Internz • Theophilus Antonel Edmonds •Lee Major • John Henry Gordon IV • Mel & Mus • Brian Alexander Morgan • Needlz and Donut • Polow da Don • Cedric “DaBenchWarma” Smith • Blair Taylor

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We were introduced to Tamar Braxton as the youngest of the Braxton clan, which consists of sisters Toni (the oldest and legendary songstress,) Trina, Towanda, Trina and brother Michael. Tamar was in the group The Braxtons with sisters Trina and Towanda in the mid 90s, who had moderate success with their hits So Many Ways & their cover of Diana Ross’ The Boss before embarking on her solo career.

Tamar’s debut self-titled album was released in 2000, with the top 40 R&B hit If You Don’t Wanna Love Me. Tamar’s big break wouldn’t come until late 2012, with the release of her breakthrough single Love & War, following up with the album of the same title in September of 2013.

Tamar’s fourth studio album, Calling All Lovers was released on October 2, 2015 by Epic & Steamline records. If you learn one thing about Tamar, know that she is a SINGER okay! Calling All Lovers is my favorite album from her, and she definitely did her dance all over this masterpiece.

An album that speaks to Tamar’s personal experiences with the ups and downs of love, Calling All. Lovers contains elements of R&B, disco, neo-soul and dancehall/reggae influences. The album peaked at number two on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number five on the Billboard 200 charts respectively with first week sales of 43,00 units.

Ladies & Gentlemen, I present to you Tamar Braxton’s Calling All Lovers.

Angels & Demons


Written by Tamar Braxton • Atozzio Towns • Edsel Alexander• Kameron Glasper • Tiyon “TC” Mack • Melvin Hough II • Rivelino Wouter

Is it war?

Cause love has angels and demons!

Tamar Braxton, Angels & Demons, 2015

The album opens with the dancehall influenced Angels & Demons, and is the song is flawless okay! From a lyrical perspective, the singer speaks about her experiences and knowledge of what love is. She’s aware of how of a bumpy ride love can be, but she’s willing to risk it all as long as her love is protected from any form of negativity. A song!

Catfish


Written by Tamar Braxton • LaShawn Daniels • Jamal Jones • Aria Boggs

Catfish follows up next, and is definitely one of my favorite songs on the album. From a lyrical perspective, the song is about a man the singer was previously with who is flexing like he’s that dude and she wants him to remember that she knows the real person he is and how broke he really is. Like how the show catfish showed us how people pretend to be someone else to gain the love and attraction of another? His life is a catfish. Pretending that you have it all when you don’t is CATFISH! I wish this song was released as a single, because it is really a good record.

Simple Things


Written by Tamar Braxton ・LaShawn Daniels ・Jamal Jones ・Elvis Williams ・Felisha King

Simple Things is one of my favorite songs on the album because we see a different side of Tamar. She’s known for being the baby sister who is spoiled and wants the finer things in life (as she tf should,) but we see that she is mores focused on her and her significant other and how he shouldn’t stress himself out trying to give her all of the materialistic possessions when all they should worry about is their love.

Broken Record


Written by Tamar Braxton ・LaShawn Daniels ・Jamal Jones ・Elvis Williams ・Felisha King

Where do I go from here?

When my heart’s a broken record..

Tamar Braxton, Broken Record, 2015

Broken Record is the story of my life and I felt every single lyric. From a lyrical perspective, the song is about the feeling of having your heart broken by the same person over and over. You can give that person your all and they just continue to disrespect you and your love every time. That’s literally the definition of a broken heart.

Never


Written by Tamar Braxton ・Brian Alexander Morgan ・Candice Boyd ・Tiyon “TC” Mack ・Patricia Austin ・Peggy Lipton Jones ・John Robertson ・ David James Wolinski

Never is definitely one of my favorite Tamar songs. It gives me the liberation I need to leave these niggas who don’t mean well alone, and that’s on period. The song contains a sample of I’m Dancing For Your Love by Rufus featuring Chaka Khan and the utilization of it for the song is EVERYTHING!

Circles


Written by Tamar Braxton ・Anthony D’Andre Bennett ・McKenzie Brooke Lawson ・Tiyon “TC” Mack

Circles really has a chokehold on me, because what is these men not making you feel like you’re running around in circles. Eventually you get fed up with running in them though. Tamar understood the assignment 100%.

If I Don’t Have You


Written by Tamar Braxton ・Makeba Riddick-Woods ・LaShawn Daniels ・Ernest Clark ・Marcos Palacios ・Tiyon “TC” Mack ・Tony Russell ・Kevin Randolph

The lead single from the album was the amazing If I Don’t Have You, which is a mid-tempo R&B ballad about the singer telling the love of her life how insane she’ll be if he’s not by her side. The song received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.

Raise the Bar


Written by Tamar Braxton ・Darryl “DJ” Camper ・Claude Kelly

Raise The Bar is easily one of the best R&B songs of all time. From a lyrical perspective, Raise The Bar is about the man of your dreams pushing all of your boundaries and meeting your expectations that no one comes close. Tamar is enamored by the man he is inside or out.

I Love You


Written by Tamar Braxton ・Khari “Needlz” Cain ・Brandon “Donut” Bell ・Tiffany Fred ・Brenda Gordon Russell

I Love You is a cute quiet storm bop to vibe to with your boo that you are in love with! I am patiently waiting for the love of my life so I can sing this song to him! The song contains a sample of Luther Vandross’ classic rendition of If Only For One Night, which was written and originally sung by Brenda Russell.

Makin’ Love


Written by Tamar Braxton ・Timothy Paul Hinshaw ・Tiyon “TC” Mack

Makin’ Love is one of the song that is for the bedroom, and Tamar is not subtle about it! She speaks of the things she cannot wait to do for him every night.

Love It


Written by Tamar Braxton ・Keon Young ・Isaac White ・Vurdell “Script” Muller ・Denisia Keys ・Tiyon “TC” Mack

Love It has the singer letting it be known that no other woman can compare to her and her loving.

Must Be Good to You


Written by Tamar Braxton ・Dashawn “Happy” White ・Courtney Harrell ・Makeba Riddick-Woods

Must Be Good to You is a nice bop that has the singer asking her love interest that she has him hypnotized cause he keeps coming back for more.

Free Fallin’


Written by Tamar Braxton ・Muhammed Ayers

Y’all know I live for a good Tamar ballad! From a lyrical perspective, Free Fallin’ is about the singer’s feelings for a lover and how he makes her feel so special..and it’s that healthy and positive feeling about love. Whew!

King


Written by Tamar Braxton ・Tiffany Fred

The standard edition of the album closes with King. The song speaks about how she’ll be by his side and that he is worthy of everything he desires and wants. I know that’s right!

Tamar’s Calling All Lovers album is truly one of the most solid R&B albums I’ve ever heard in a long time. It is absolutely a masterpiece, but we’ve come to love and appreciate that the fact that Tamar gets it when it comes to music. -MW.

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