Back 2 Love

Back 2 Love

by Maysa


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Back 2 Love, Maysa's eighth release for the Shanachie label, marks 20 years for the singer as a solo artist. She was as active as ever when the album was released, coming off her first Grammy nomination and gigs with Incognito and her own band. Once more, she works closely with fellow songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Chris "Big Dog" Davis, and J.R. Hutson (son of Chicago soul giant Leroy Hutson) also assists on a handful of cuts. Stokley Williams takes over as composer and producer on "Keep It Movin'," a highlight on which the Mint Condition leader also plays everything and duets with Maysa. The song has the same traits -- the brightness, that slight bounce and lilt -- as Mint Condition's best. Another guest appearance comes from labelmate Phil Perry, who joins in for "Last Chance for Love," a sparkling slow jam. Back 2 Love works through a multitude of styles, from stomping house with pure disco-soul lineage (the title track and "Miracle") to highly melodic retro-modern pop ("The Radio Played Our Song"), but the quality of the songs is consistent. Filled with typically refined adult contemporary R&B and some pleasant surprises, this is among Maysa's most pleasing solo albums.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/26/2015
Label: Shanachie
UPC: 0016351543424
catalogNumber: 5434
Rank: 19505

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maysa   Primary Artist
Phil Perry   Vocals,Background Vocals
Stokley   Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Rohn Lawrence   Guitar
Kris Jensen   Horn
Dawn Tallman   Background Vocals
Eric Rousseau   Synthesizer
Joel Whitley   Guitar
Chris Herbert   Horn
Chris "Big Dog" Davis   Drums
Alvin White   Guitar
Maysa Leak   Vocals,Background Vocals
Vincent Richardson   Background Vocals
William Fluka   Horn

Technical Credits

Phil Perry   Composer
Roy Cox   Cover Photo
Stokley   Composer,Producer
Dawn Tallman   Composer
Eric Rousseau   Composer,Engineer
Chris "Big Dog" Davis   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Steve Wright   Vocal Engineer
J.R. Hutson   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Lorenzo Johnson   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Lee Hutson   Composer
Christian "Davis" Stalnecker   Composer
Liz Paige   Composer
Maysa Leak   Composer,Executive Producer
Vincent Richardson   Composer,Vocal Producer
Ralf Urban   Graphic Design
Kevin Jackson   Engineer
Megan Hutson   Composer
Paul Mocadio   Engineer
Big Treasure   Engineer
Angie Phillips   Composer

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