Kayte Burgess is a familiar face on the Toronto soul and R&B scene and has more than paid her dues singing backup for an assortment of big names. On this, her sophomore release, she brings in a couple of them to help out, including Ali Shaheed Muhammed (Tribe Called Quest) and NuVintage (known for their work with Nelly Furtado).
It's a mellow and sexy album of modern soul, and for the most part it flows quite nicely. On the downside, it's a bit too nice to stand out. The best moments are when she strays from the typical conscious R&B formula, like on the jiggy-rock vibe of the album closer Vroom, although she's wise to mix it up with the smoother material to balance it out.