Promise to Love album for sale by Kem was released Aug 25, 2014 on the Motown label. Ronald Isley’s This Song Is for You, released in 2013, included “My Favorite Thing,” a song written and co-produced by Kem. Promise to Love CD music It seemed more like a Kem song featuring Isley, not the other way around, since Isley was not at the fore. Promise to Love buy CD music The song reappears on Kem’s fourth proper album, and it neatly falls into place, like it belonged here all along. Promise to Love songs It could also be inserted into any of Kem’s previous albums with non-disruptive ease. That underscores Kem’s consistency or, more skeptically, his penchant for doing the same thing over and over. As with the three albums that preceded it, Promise to Love consists almost entirely of smooth and quiet ballads that regard long-term devotion and self-improvement.
He remains an antidote to prevailing contemporary R&B sounds. When he sings of going downtown, he means geographically, not anatomically — and guest Snoop Dogg, on his best behavior, displays restraint. Even “Say Something Real,” which bears a significant instrumental resemblance to Prince’s “Soft and Wet,” is free of innuendo. The backdrops, as usual, are unwaveringly silky, yet filled with nuances. Kem might do one thing, but he does that one thing very well. Four- and five-year waits aside, the man knows how to please his listeners. ~ Andy Kellman Recording information: Masterpiece Sound, Detroit, MI; Studio A Recording, Inc., Dearborn Heigh