Brandy - Right Here (Departed)
Brandy may be one of the best selling female artists of all time, but you wouldn’t know it from anything she’s done in the past half-decade. This side of the millennium has been cruel to the late nineties queen of bedroom R&B, as her past two albums have failed to approach the commercial and critical success that her first two, Brandy and Never Say Never, were received with. But don’t start calling her over the hill, yet; she is currently putting the finishing touches on her fifth studio album, Human (November 11), and if its lead single is any indication, a comeback might just be in the air. Right Here (Departed) has all the makings of this fall’s No Air, but with a more established name attached to it. The new Brandy sounds as full-voiced as ever over Darkchild’s empowering beat, turning in some of her best work to date. Check it out.