Stacy Barthe, ‘P.S. I Love You’ – EP Review
These days, everyone’s talking about the definition of good R&B. With all of the discourse surrounding the subject, you might just miss out on an answer: Stacy Barthe. The singer-songwriter released a new EP this week, titled ‘P.S. I Love You.’
Stacy has been climbing into the spotlight over the years. In 2012, she was featured on T.I.‘s track ‘Sorry’ with Andre 3000. She is also a member of the Surf Club production team, headed by producer Hit-Boy, who has seen his own rise to fame after the success of Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s ‘N—-s in Paris,’ which he produced. Then there’s big hits she’s written like Rihanna‘s ‘(Cheers) Drink to That.’ Currently, Stacy is writing for Miley Cyrus’ upcoming LP and has a ton of other songwriting production on her resume.
Even when she’s not writing for music’s big superstars she’s penning her own sonic viciousness. ‘P.S. I Love You’ is a shining example of that. With production from J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Malay and others, she creates a blissful project filled with emotions. She tackles the difficult side of love and, of course, the higher side.
On the track ‘Stingy,’ she’s aware that the special person she’s dating is also seeing someone else. But she’s not fronting as if she doesn’t want more. “I’m not trying to see you with no one else, ’cause your love is so good,” she sings.
The Grammy-nominated singer throws in some reggae vibes on ‘Home in My Heart,’ an ode to the one whose love is so strong it’s always present. “Where ever you are, you’re never far, you built your home in my heart,” Stacy coos.
The Brooklyn native also sings about the problems in society on her track ‘Hell Yeah’ featuring Rick Ross. His presence meshes perfectly alongside Stacy’s smooth vocals. “When will all this senseless violence end? / When will it be safe for people to live again?” she sings. The question is definitely relevant to the present atmosphere in the world right now.
This eight-track project is her fourth EP. ‘Sincerely Yours’ and ‘Stacy Barthe Presents The Seven Days of Christmas’ were her first two efforts, released in 2011. Last year, she dropped ‘In the Inbetween.’
Listen to Stacy Barthe’s ‘P.S. I Love You’ EP
Listen to Stacy Barthe’s ‘Hell Yeah’