Love Out Loud

Love Out Loud

by Anthony David


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Love Out Loud

Anthony David's third eOne release gets off to a rocky start. "Aspiracy Theory" is an inspirational anthem -- by the singer/songwriter's low-key standard, at least -- that incorporates a recording of the NASA crew's communication during rover Curiosity's landing on Mars. It's placed so high in the mix that it pierces the ears and nearly drowns out the singer. After that, Love Out Loud settles into a typically easygoing but expressive sequence of songs that makes for AD's best album since 2004's Acey Duecy. While its title song is all about embracing love ("It should be screamed from the highest mountain"), Love Out Loud regards being open and honest, whether positive or negative. On the upbeat, piano-driven "Can't Look Down" -- one of the album's highlights -- he's dealing with cold feet, while the mid- to late-'60s throwback "So Jaded" is laid out like a warning ("Tell you no lie, you might be wasting your time"). On the much brighter side, Algebra -- his co-star on the Top Ten R&B/Hip-Hop hit "4evermore" -- joins in on an "Official," a sparkling number that has a spirit similar to that of certain late-'70s/early-'80s soft-soul duets, like Patrice Rushen and D.J. Rogers' "Givin' It Up Is Givin' Up." Moving up a couple years in references, the rollicking and off-the-cuff "On My Way to Crazy" comes close to slipping into a cover of DeBarge's "I Like It," while the moody closer "A Way for Me" must have been inspired by the Police. No shame in any of that.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/13/2012
Label: Ent. One Music
UPC: 0099923241928
catalogNumber: 2419

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anthony David   Primary Artist,Vocals
Marcus Lewis   Trombone
Martin Kearns   Keyboards
Brandon Thomas   Guitar
Algebra Blessett   Vocals
Shannon Sanders   Drums,Keyboards
Jeff B.   Keyboards
Drew Ramsey   Bass,Guitar
Marcus Davis   Keyboards
Llamar "Riff Raff" Brown   Bass,Drums,Keyboards
Andrea Carter   Guitar
Roy "Gramps" Morgan   Vocals
John 'Little John' Roberts   Drums
Quinton Robinson   Drums
Amber Fielder   Background Vocals
Ranoy Gordon   Guitar,Soloist
Jalon Smith   Keyboards
Donald Mack   Background Vocals
Lance Powlis   Trumpet
Jazmine Thomas   Background Vocals
Jasper Brayboy   Background Vocals
Demonterious Lawrence   Bass
Demetria McKinney   Vocals
Brittany "Hummingbird" Francis   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Gregory   Engineer
Martin Kearns   Producer,Engineer
Marty Kearns   Engineer
Shannon Sanders   Producer,Instrumentation
Anthony David   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Jeff B.   Producer
Greg Fuqua   Engineer
Hanif Sumner   Publicity
Llamar "Riff Raff" Brown   Producer,Engineer
Chris Herche   Marketing
Giovanna Melchiorre   Publicity
Russell Johnson   Executive Producer
Roy "Gramps" Morgan   Producer
R. Morgan   Composer
J. Bowden   Composer
George Littlejohn   Executive Producer
Victor Morante   Production Director
Myron Ruffin   Executive Producer
Danielle Harwood   Producer
Brendan Laezza   Marketing
Sonni King   Composer
Ruel Moncrieffe   Composer,Producer
Llamar Brown   Composer
Jason Silva   Introduction
Demonterious Lawrence   Composer

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