Pure - Sample
Some call them ‘social butterflies,’ some call them ‘teases,’ but just about everybody knows one of those girls who can’t go anywhere without working her mojo on every single guy in the room. On his latest single (making its online premiere at this very site), rising R&B star (and Best of the Booth ‘08 ‘Staff Pick’) Pure finds himself smitten with one of these preternaturally charming females—having had a Sample, he’ll do anything for another taste. Though it’s anyone’s guess whether the Newark native’s soulful entreaties will hit home (I’m inclined to be pessimistic; I know one such girl who’s racked up an entire mix CD’s worth of love songs from unsuccessful suitors), Pure’s catchy, falsetto-laced vocals, backed by the Venture Bros.’ bouncy blend of cowbell-driven percussion and staccato synth stabs, have more than enough pop appeal to leave the Booth’s resident R&B-lovers hooked. If you fall into that category, keep your browser trained on our front page for more from the promising up-and-comer.