I must admit that my Ryan Leslie repertoire is somewhat on the sparse side. I completely missed his entire self-titled debut album craze and only became ‘aware’ of him when he dropped his sophomore LP Transition – and my attention was only sparked due to one track; the ridiculously hot “Promise Not to Call”.
We have all heard the song about a ‘relationship hitting a brick wall and two lovers having to come together and amicably agree to split’, but I doubt you have heard it like this before. Ryan makes a break-up sound so deliciously sweet from the opening bass-line to literally every vocal he breathes out. I’m going to say that this track is R&B perfection and I’m very surprised that it hasn’t been released as a single.
“Promise” is a nice introduction for those of you (who like me) haven’t officially jumped on the RLes bandwagon yet but have a deep rooted love for soul music. Talent is there no question about it and I will be curious to see what comes next from him. Peep it out below:[audio:http://www.thecouchsessions.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/13-Promise-Not-To-Call.mp3|titles=Promise Not To Call]
Ryan Leslie – Promise Not to Call