Goapele Break Of Dawn
Fav Tracks:Milk & Honey, Play
6 years in the making, Goapele finally delivers her next album- Break of Dawn
BREAK OF DAWN
It has been 6 years since Goapele (her name means to move forward in Setswana) released her previous album Change It All in ’05. Break Of Dawn gives fans a different perspective of Goapele. When she first arrived on the music scene she seemed intent on not letting the industry define her or her music. She often appearing in Tshirts, jeans and sans makeup. The sultry beats and sensuous visuals of the first two videos off Break Of Dawn imply a new direction for Goapele. She has obviously grown comfortable with her sex appeal. Fans need not fear that the Oakland native has sold out. Her 4th studio album delivers hot tracks without any apologizes.
The first single, “Milk & Honey,” was leaked on the Internet July 10th, 2009, while the video directed by David Telles went into rotation on August 4th, 2009. The next single, “Play”, didn’t hit the airwaves until the summer of 2011. Accompanied by a black & white video, “Play” is a smoldering track that takes listeners into Goapele’s bedroom. “Hush” reminds that Goapele hasn’t left her message laden lyrics behind. Detailing a single mother’s love for her child and promise to always provide for the child through thick and thin. “Milk & Honey” is another sultry track that grabs you from the very start. Break Of Dawn is a carefully crafted mix of uptempo (“Break of Dawn”),slow jamz(“Tears On My Pillow”) and mid tempo (“Right Here”) tracks that show that Goapele is embracing the meaning of her name and moving forward.
Author: Dante Scott
Editor: Rande Ross