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I Still Believe
     

I Still Believe

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by Lyfe Jennings
 
Before its release, Lyfe Jennings announced his fourth album would also be his final album. That's a heartbreaker for those who seek out positive, mature soul music, but I Still Believe makes sense as an end point. The grit and despair of his debut, Lyfe 268-192, has given way to hope and warmth, plus the prison number

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Before its release, Lyfe Jennings announced his fourth album would also be his final album. That's a heartbreaker for those who seek out positive, mature soul music, but I Still Believe makes sense as an end point. The grit and despair of his debut, Lyfe 268-192, has given way to hope and warmth, plus the prison number referenced in that 2004 album's title seems like a distant memory since every lyric here comes from a man seemingly reformed. As such, he's not as connected to the dirty streets as he used to be, and his references to pain and suffering are more observational, although he most definitely "feels" it all. Take the highlight "Statistics," which uses percentages and cold hard facts to explain that a good man isn't just hard to find, they're almost extinct. When the uplifting, gospel-inspired "I Still Believe" sings the praises of family and peace, you can tell it's because Lyfe has recently benefitted from such wholesome things, and there's every indication that the ending relationship discussed in the memorable slow jam "Busy" will leave the singer heartbroken, not devastated. Fans from the early days might miss Jennings' vivid descriptions of life's seedy side, but shifting from tears of sadness to tears of joy has made for a compelling arc over four albums. With the soulful music and honest lyrics as strong as ever and all the wisdom he gained on the streets intact, it's all a matter of how much you appreciate happy endings.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/31/2010
Label:
Jesus Swings
UPC:
0093624974369
catalogNumber:
520417

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Performance Credits

Lyfe Jennings   Primary Artist
Nate Jones   Bass
J-Nice   Background Vocals
James Lewis   Guitar
Neta Ellis   Background Vocals
Rio Weber   Keyboards
Rob Sails   Drums
Trex Simon   Background Vocals
Kimberly Nicole   Background Vocals
Clarence "T-Lee" Hill   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Troy Taylor   Producer
Bryan-Michael Cox   Producer
Will Ragland   Art Direction
Lyfe Jennings   Executive Producer
Kimberly Mason   Marketing
Pamela Simon   Packaging Manager
T-Minus   Producer
Eric Hodson   Producer

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I Still Believe 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
rda1529 More than 1 year ago
This is his best one yet. He can't stop making music. He is a postive influence for the youth of today. My whole family loves him, from the young to the old. One of your biggest fans. PLEASE DONT STOP!!! there are people who care. RDA