If you’re in the mood for a classically-smooth R&B ballad that puts you in a 90s frame of mind, Las Vegas-based songstress Ann-Derie has got you covered.
From the phrasing of her ad libs, to the lyrics, to her vocal tone (that’s reminiscent of SWV’s Coko), the song takes you back to the golden age of R&B as it tells a story of a couple doing everything they can to hold their relationship together. The romantic vibe will have couples recommitting to themselves and doing everything they can to make their love work.
Following in the footsteps of some of her 90’s mentors like Mary J. Blige and Toni Braxton, Ann-Derie explains why she’s on a mission to put love back on the forefront. “My music is inspirational and delves deep into passion and relationships,” she explains. “I sing about love, pain and I’m bringing romance back into the forefront with my lyrics. Everybody wants to hit it and quit it in a lot of R&B songs today, but my music explores the importance of love which many have abandoned these days.”
Ann-Derie auditioned for American Idol when she was 16 which further fueled her steps toward stardom and has appeared in several stage plays. She recently signed to Miami-based labels Freedom Records/ Defyne Entertainment Music Group and just shot the video for “Just Us.” Currently working on her untitled debut for 2017, Ann-Derie will follow-up with singles “Maximum Capacity” and “Trance.”