Review: Brian McKnight – Back at One

Brian McKnight – Back at One was one of the best R&B albums from a male solo artist in 1999. His smooth sultry vocals are what attract audiences and makes his songs become lifelong classics that last a lifetime. His smooth sultry vocals are soulful at that. Songs such as Back at One and Last Dance made this album an enjoyable classic for all to enjoy. The song 6, 8, 12 did too.

6, 8, 12 was about Brian’s relationship with a woman that ended 6 months, 8 days, 12 hours ago. Brian still misses her and is wondering if she still cares. He regrets breaking up with her. By doing so he develops a sense of attachment that he still has sticking to her. All he can do is count the days until he stops missing her.

Brian can’t believe he is acting like this. He knows it’s crazy. How he still can feel her kiss? Clearly he misses her so much. It’s been 6 months, 8 days, and 12 hours since she went left Brian and broke off his relationship with him. Does she ever reminisce? Does she ever think about Brian? Do she ever cry herself to sleep? Brian contemplates about the questions he has in his head.

Brian doesn’t know what to say. He should be over her since they broke off their relationship. He should know better. But it’s just not the case. Brian just can’t see to get over the break up. Every time the phone rings he wishes it was her calling him. It’s hard enough just passing the time when he can’t seem to get her off his mind.

Back at One was the famous sultry R&B piano ballad that had ladies and men slow dancing to the radio back in the summer of 1999. Back at One explained how Brian was willing to give up on finding someone to love just as he found himself a woman to fall in love with. That woman is the only for Brian. That is clear to see. The song explains the incredible way things work themselves out also.

It’s undeniable that they should be together. It’s unbelievable how Brian used to say that he’d never fall in love with someone. He wants his lover to let him show them that he is for real. If all things in time, time will reveal.

She was like a dream come true. It’s plain to see Brian just wants be with her. It’s plain to see that she is the only one for Brian. His plan is to make her fall in love with him. If he ever believes his work is done, then he will start back at one.

It’s so incredible the way things work themselves out. And all emotional once you know what it’s all about. It’s undesirable for them to be apart. He never would’ve made it very far if it were not for her. She’s got the keys to his heart.

Say farewell to the dark of night. He sees the coming of the sun. Brian feels like a little child whose life has just begun. She came and breathed new life into this lonely heart of his. She threw out the lifeline just in the nick of time. She’s like a dream come true. It’s plain to see that Brian just wants to be with her.

The song Stay is about two ex’s wanting to hook back up for old times sake. The man still has bitter feelings towards the woman he was dating.

It’s been too long since last time he saw her face. She’s been keeping it tight and everything. Her face appears to be in its proper place. They laugh about their time back in 1994. Reminiscing and hoping for a little old time sake that she can stay around. Her body’s calling. Does she want him? He is still crazy for her despite the fact they have clearly broken up their relationship a long time ago due to the tension between the two.

The night is young. A familiar mood fills the air. He bought wine. He runs his fingers through her hair. That means his mojo’s working. Can she feel it? It’s most time to reveal it. Can she stay?

Last Dance was about Brian thinking about if him and his lover should part ways or dance one last time.

Do they know more than they knew then? Or do they know less and do they just pretend? Should Brian ignore his heart and walk away? Her eyes tell him more than words will ever say. Should they take a chance and dance the last dance?
Should they spend the night one more time caught up in this romance? Or maybe wait and see? Should they let it be the way that it will be?

Brian wonders how can he be wrong when he feels the way he feels. How can he deny emotion that’s so real? In the middle of the night he calls out her name. Does he ever cross your mind? Do she feel the same? Which way is the way that it should be? This is so bitter sweet. There’s no way that they will ever know for sure unless they take a chance and dance the last dance. They should spend the night one more time.

I rate this album 5/5*****!

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