Total Attention

Total Attention

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by 21:03
     
 
The boys from 21:03 learned their lesson: it pays to not mimic bygone mainstream trends too closely. Their second album, Total Attention, sees them for the most part steering clear of the B2Kisms that were all too prevalent in their debut offering, opting instead for a more personalized vibe that's in step with

Overview

The boys from 21:03 learned their lesson: it pays to not mimic bygone mainstream trends too closely. Their second album, Total Attention, sees them for the most part steering clear of the B2Kisms that were all too prevalent in their debut offering, opting instead for a more personalized vibe that's in step with the new wave in urban pop, namely Chris Brown, Omarion, and Ne-Yo. 21:03 aren't as autonomous as those teen heartthrobs -- they're still under the yoke of urban gospel impresarios PAJAM -- but they're noticeably more seasoned here, singing with more conviction and assurance than when they were first put together. The PAJAM factor also means there's a fair share of name-dropping and overdone, over-tracked vocals, but outside of that the clear center of attention is the trio, which appears in control while seesawing between futuristic, buzzed-out bangers ("You," "U Got Me Through") and heartfelt balladry ("Now," "Holding on to You"). A few throwaway tracks are clearly aimed at the contemporary gospel contingent ("Riverside," "Cover Me"), but 21:03 are almost out of character on those. Since they're young, have great voices, and love to dance, they thrive on bangers like "Talkin' About" and "Brace Up," not syrupy, lighters-in-the-air altar calls like "Power of Christ." That said, Total Attention is still a testament to the threesome's growth spurt. God willing, it's only a matter of time before they're comfortable in their own skin to the extent that they're able to call the shots and assert themselves as true power players in urban gospel. For the time being, all eyes are on them.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/22/2008
Label:
Verity
UPC:
0886972163222
catalogNumber:
721632

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

21:03   Primary Artist
Fred Hammond   Guest Appearance
PDA   Guest Appearance
Smokie Norful   Guest Appearance
J Moss   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Todd Kozey   Guitar
Paul "PDA" Allen   Background Vocals
Evin Martin   Group Member
Torrence Greene   Group Member

Technical Credits

Chris Clark   Composer
Walter Kearney   Composer,Contributor
Rodrick Long   Composer,Producer
J Moss   Engineer
Todd Kozey   Producer
Paul "PDA" Allen   Engineer
Brian Bradley   Engineer
Aaron Pearce   Composer,Producer
Brandon Holland   Composer,Producer
Rodney Levens   Composer,Producer
Byron Stanfield   Composer,Producer
Willie Wood   Composer
Evin Martin   Composer
James "Jazzy" Jordan   Executive Producer
Torrence Greene   Composer

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I truly love this CD! One of my favorites is YOU. It's my anthem for when I start my day, knowing that I am more than a conqueror. Young men blessing!