Preaundrea is an R&B/Soul singer from Baltimore, MD who creates smooth jams with nice beats and a funky vibe. She is a talented lyricist, and understands good song composition. Her singing is decent, and with some hard work, Preaundrea can be a force of nature in the R&B world.
On “Lady’s Requiem (Tribute to Teena Marie),” the song starts out strong, showcasing Preaundrea’s decent singing voice which has a nice timbre to it. This slow jam has a nice beat, and meaningful lyrics that conveys the impact that Teena Marie had on music. The track starts to go off the rails as Preaundrea’s voice wanders off-key. Again and again she attempts to nail certain notes, but she continues to miss the mark. This distracts away from the good composition and heartfelt lyrics of the song. Another bad part of this particular track is the talking in the middle of the song– its sounds as though she is talking through a megaphone. This is distracting and a bit irritating. Perhaps the mega-phone effect could be left out in order to improve the sound of this segment of the song, and Preaundrea can use her natural voice for the talking parts. “In the Land of Grey and Pink” is another song with a good beat but off-key singing. In this song, Preaundrea is not really singing but more like talk-singing. She really goes off-key and is pitchy. The best part of the song is the funky guitar and organ, which gives the track a 70′s vibe. This old school effect gives some sparkle and uniqueness to the track. Preaundrea’s singing improves a little on the next track, “Sister Hazel Eyes,” which features a funky beat, jazzy smooth sound, and good piano playing. Preaundrea is able to hit the high notes in this song and shows more range, which is a step up from her other songs. But again she can’t keep her voice on track. This takes away from the overall effect of the music.
Preaundrea has a talent for good song composition and good beats. She has a nice tone to her voice but can’t stay on-key to a majority of the time. Vocal exercises and voice lessons could be beneficial, and could help her to stay on key. If she works on this aspect of her singing, she could create some really great R&B hits. Preaundrea obviously has talent, but her sub-par singing distracts from her abilities. For her to shine, her vocals need to be on the same level as the music.