STYLE: R&B RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 21289-11902 LABEL: Verity 828768816622 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2006-10-31 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by John Fisher
Detroit born and bred Deitrick brings us a more radio friendly set of R&B ditties than his previous releases. The vocal gymnastics are still evident on "I'm The One". He also has a "dig" at the urban radio stations and their reluctance to embrace creativity ("Count Your Blessings"). There is an intelligence behind his lyrics as he makes a comment on social injustice ("Heaven Knows"), and his desire to tell the world about a loving God is highlighted on "Help Somebody". This CD is full of modern R&B flavas with plenty of catchy hooks and choruses, so if you like radio friendly urban sounds with thoughtful lyrics and some spiritual insights then this is the one for you.
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Deitrick Haddon’s latest release speaks to the urban audience as well as the church – but he has not left the church behind in any way. One listen to the track True Worship (which is backed by a full choir) and there will be no doubt of his love of the good word.
Deitrick’s 7 Days leans heavily on the contemporary side as well. Deitrick makes no apologies for wanting to reach out to the urban audience through contemporary beats and rhythms with a spiritually directed and moving message.
This release reinforces Deitrick’s exceptional range as a vocalist, songwriter and producer. Key tracks include the dynamic vocal and topically relevant lyrics on Heaven Knows, Heavenly Father and True Worship.