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Thread started 09/14/17 12:19pm

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Toni Braxton Debuts New single, "Deadwood"




Thu, Sep 14


She's expected to release her next album, Sex & Cigarettes, sometime in 2018.

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Reply #1 posted 09/14/17 12:27pm

mjscarousal

I love Toni! Her voice is soooooooo underrated. I am feeling this song! music

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Reply #2 posted 09/14/17 12:42pm

ReddBlitz

She's long gone from being classy n' seductive to plain ratchet n' trashy. Sex & Cigarettes? I guess to desperately try and stay relevant, ya do what'cha gotta do!
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Reply #3 posted 09/14/17 12:51pm

mjscarousal

ReddBlitz said:

She's long gone from being classy n' seductive to plain ratchet n' trashy. Sex & Cigarettes? I guess to desperately try and stay relevant, ya do what'cha gotta do!

Yea I hear ya but this song is better than all those other songs she has done over the years besides the work she did with Babyface.

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Reply #4 posted 09/14/17 1:39pm

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ReddBlitz said:

She's long gone from being classy n' seductive to plain ratchet n' trashy. Sex & Cigarettes? I guess to desperately try and stay relevant, ya do what'cha gotta do!


I'm not sure naming a record Sex and Cigarettes is some pitch at being relevant. I'm not sure how that even translates that way. It's like saying "She only bought a fireplace because she needed new towels for her mom's house." No relation. Sex isn't exactly a new ploy to get attention in music. (read: Prince). So...yeah.

All that aside, it is a rather...bizarre... title. I enjoy the song. It reminds me of when Madonna went from the super polished Like A Prayer and I'm Breathless to the rougher and urban Erotica, then showed up with an acoustic-based debut single for Bedtime Stories. I remember raising an eyebrow like "Girl, what?" but totally enjoyed the change and growth of a favorite artist. Toni's sorta the same, although she's had a couple of bummer albums and lackluster launches. She's a crooner, but I'd love to hear her delve into doing a dance album. Some of her remixes are bomb (and she uses them in concert), like "Unbreak My Heart", etc.

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Reply #5 posted 09/14/17 1:58pm

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I dig the kinda old school Ringo drum fills and how she doesn't say the title in the song which adds a melancholy note to the songs content. Toni and some of the other major women from "back in the day" have seen a lot of crazy shit happen since the different style of music and promo in the 90s and she seemed to be chasing trends. It's nice to hear her do an honest little rocker vs like a trap song with Migos or something.
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Reply #6 posted 09/14/17 5:02pm

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Toni truly works her magic on this song. After a series of sluggish recordings (aside from the Babyface duet album), she has at long last put out something that makes my pulse race again.

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Reply #7 posted 09/15/17 2:44pm

RJOrion

nice..... Toni Braxton has always had such a naturally sultry, sexy, breathy, feminine, soothing vocal tone...no yelling, screaming, long winded, octave stretching, vocal acrobatics, like some female R&B singers who try to do too much with showy vocal runs and phrasings (like Jennifer Hudson or K. Michelle. etc.)... she's cut from the same authentic cloth as Nancy Wilson, Dionne Warwick (when she was young), Sheila Hutchinson (The Emotions), & Sade... her voice just sounds like good sex...

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Reply #8 posted 09/15/17 8:25pm

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That's cool that she watched that show too, I'm glad

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Reply #9 posted 09/16/17 11:00am

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Has a country twinge. Kinda standard 90s ballad. The strings are silky.

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Reply #10 posted 09/16/17 11:07am

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Reminds me a bit of Lizz Wright, and there's a decent song narrative going here. With a title & lyric like "deadwood," it coulda' gone in another direction, but this is okay!

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Reply #11 posted 09/17/17 2:12am

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nice but a bit too boring for my taste

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Reply #12 posted 09/19/17 9:43am

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Nice tune Toni. Has a good adult contemp vibe.

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Reply #13 posted 09/21/17 2:45am

Chancellor

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I loved it at first listen..It's a well polished Hit.....Toni is 49 and her voice does not sound stressed or anything...I mean, that voice still sounds like that 20something young Sista from the Boomerang Soundtrack...

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Reply #14 posted 10/03/17 2:41am

SoulAlive

I'm beginning to like this song music

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Reply #15 posted 10/03/17 2:47am

SoulAlive

[Verse 1]
Can't believe that I'm home all alone
Doesn't stop me from wanting to see you
Why the hell won't you pick up the phone? Hello?
Don't know which way is up anymore
No excuses and nothing to cling to
Oh, you're shaking me right to the core

[Chorus]
Just want to let you know
I won't let this one go
You got me down, but I ain't out
Think you got me good
Left me like some deadwood
I may be down, but I'll turn it around

[Verse 2]
All my friends say "I told you so."
They ain't making me feel any better
Buttons up and it's on with the show
Got me aching inside of my skin
No excuses and nothing to cling to
You gon' pay for the state that I'm in

[Chorus]
Just want to let you know
I won't let this one go
You got me down, but I ain't out
Think you got me good
Left me like some deadwood
I may be down, but I'll turn it around

[Bridge]
But you gon' see a wiser me
And I won't break down easily
Hell nah!

[Chorus]
Just want to let you know
I won't let this one go
You got me down, but I ain't out
Think you got me good
Left me like some deadwood
I may be down, but I'll turn it around

Just want to let you know
I won't let this one go
You got me down, but I ain't out
Think you got me good
Left me like some deadwood
I may be down, but I'll turn it around

[Outro]
Don't you go
Don't you go

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Reply #16 posted 10/03/17 8:10pm

1contessa

Meh.

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Reply #17 posted 10/03/17 9:38pm

SoulAlive

I love the chorus
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Reply #18 posted 10/07/17 10:17am

SoulAlive

ReddBlitz said:

She's long gone from being classy n' seductive to plain ratchet n' trashy. Sex & Cigarettes? I guess to desperately try and stay relevant, ya do what'cha gotta do!


I like the album title.It’s normal to crave a cigarette after a few rounds of hot sex evillol
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Reply #19 posted 10/07/17 10:29am

SoulAlive

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Reply #20 posted 10/08/17 12:44am

SoulAlive

StrangeButTrue said:

Toni and some of the other major women from "back in the day" have seen a lot of crazy shit happen since the different style of music and promo in the 90s and she seemed to be chasing trends. It's nice to hear her do an honest little rocker vs like a trap song with Migos or something.

I agree.This song is Toni doing what she does best.There's no rapper,no trap beats,or any other hip-hop nonsense.If this the direction she's going in for the rest of her album,I'll definitely buy it.

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Reply #21 posted 10/09/17 8:18am

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She could sing the entire tax code and get me excited. So glad new material is forthcoming.

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Reply #22 posted 10/09/17 4:43pm

SoulAlive

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SoulAlive said:






She could sing the entire tax code and get me excited. So glad new material is forthcoming.



She has really taken care of her voice all these years.She sounds fantastic on this song.
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Reply #23 posted 10/09/17 8:21pm

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I like this. It sounds like vintage Toni but not dated like her predecessor duet with

Babyface a few years ago.

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Reply #24 posted 10/11/17 10:18am

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A little 2 generic 4 my taste.

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Reply #25 posted 10/12/17 5:04pm

SoulAlive

I think this is the best single she’s done in years
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Reply #26 posted 10/12/17 5:14pm

tump

Not bad.

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Reply #27 posted 10/12/17 5:58pm

alphastreet

This is seriously her strongest melody in years though I liked the musical direction on libra. Did she ever end up working with ne yo then? I do think his writing would be a nice fit with her vocals
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