“The only thing that matters even more than the music is the story you tell,” proclaims Ne-Yo as he introduces his new appetizing treat “More Than I Should,” an eye-opening and suspenseful record featuring RaVaughn and Candice Boyd.
Like Ne-Yo states, this gem is a lyrical treat as each collaborator describes their thought-provoking role in a love triangle.
Ne-Yo kicks off the storytelling, confessing that he has fallen for his best friend after using her as an escape when he and his girlfriend are going through it. “Damn, you just my homie,” he sings. “But I love the way you hold me down / Shouldn’t be feeling how I’m feeling right now / ‘Cause you got me liking you way more than I should.”
RaVaughn, who plays the best friend, continues the plot, insisting she’s digging Ne-Yo but feels bad about it because she got to know his girl and think she’s cool. “Now, I’m feeling filthy,” she sings. “When I didn’t know her, it was something else, but now I’m feeling all guilty / ‘Cause she cool as hell, but I still find myself / Here, liking you way more than I should.”
Candice, who plays the girlfriend, adds a major twist to the situation. “I’ve never been a fool, I’ve never been stupid,” she sings. “He’s feeling you, and I always knew it.” But, then the plot twist hits with some girl-on-girl action.
Then she drops the bombshell. “She let me kiss it,” she sings. “I know we agreed not to tell / But given the circumstances, oh well / Is it me, is it him? Tell me what’s good / Because I find myself here, liking you way more than I should.”
Damn! Dope twist; we can appreciate this type of penmanship!
“More Than I Should” follows the release of “Earn Your Love.” Check it out below