Dominick Shelton – Love/Freedom
Detroit R&B singer Dominick Shelton shows great promise on his latest EP Love/Freedom. His smooth, mellow love songs are pleasing to the ear and soothing to the soul. Shelton has the potential to burn up the charts and give the hottest R&B artists a run for their money.
The track “Trust in Love” has a mellow vibe, with tinges of old Motown components that artists such as Lauryn Hill have brought to the fore-front of music within these past number of years. The instrumentation is on point, and works seamlessly with Shelton’s smooth vocals. The singing is solid and reminiscent of a young D’Angelo or John Legend. His voice pulls you in and doesn’t let go. On “Rocket,” we are treated to another jam, with a nice beat and Shelton’s great vocals. Shelton strips down things in the next track, “Afraid of Love,” with just his voice and a guitar. Listeners can really hear Shelton’s voice, and focus in on the emotion he sings with. The lyrics are powerful, as he sings about being able to open up and give yourself completely over to the one you love. It’s relatable and makes you feel something while listening to the lyrics. The title track “Love/Freedom” is a more up-tempo song, with just Shelton’s vocals and guitar once again. He adds a female back-up singer for parts of the song, which adds to the experience. But on this song, it feels like there should be more—it would benefit with more instrumentation, which would give the song more depth and substance. Since it is not as much of an emotional song as the last track, the stripped down structure does not work as well here. But despite this, it is still a good song with positive lyrics and Shelton’s suave vocals on display.
Dominick Shelton has a strong R&B album with Love/Freedom. It has a good mix of smooth soulful, love songs and baby making music. Shelton’s vocals are tight, the instrumentation is on point, and the mellow and emotional vibes of the music speaks to listeners. Go check it out, you won’t be disappointed!