Singer Ne-Yo is unimpressed with the tone many R&B songs have taken in recent times.
According to him, R&B music these days are missing the romance elements that were felt in the past.
The ‘Miss Independent’ singer, in an interview with PageSix, said that “R&B music definitely has gone through an era that is much harsher than we all remember. ‘I love you’ became ‘you my bitch’.”
“Now it’s like, okay, we got to move with the times but at the same time, love is not a trend or a fade. It’s not something that is supposed to go out of style. It’s like saying water is going out of style. No, you need it to live,” he added.
Ne-Yo believes that the way that love has been approached in many of these songs of late may have something to do with why relationships are not lasting as long as they once did.
“People don’t look at it the right way. It’s like everyone looking for love got some conditions on it. If he ain’t got this much money; if she ain’t got that much booty. Or whatever. And that is always going to be an issue for genuine love; genuine true love,” he said.
Ne-Yo explained that people need to know love runs deeper than what one can see, touch, taste and smell.
He added that once that concept is understood, it will once again reflect in the music that’s being churned out.
The “Sexy Love” artist who will host the 2022 Urban One Honors, said that people need to “turn their eyes and ears off for a second” and “turn their hearts on.”
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