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Sonic Selection: Keri Hilson – “Alienated”

Today’s Sonic Selection comes from Atlanta R&B songstress and Grammy nominee Keri Hilson (@misskeribaby).

Image Credit: @MissKeriBaby on Twitter

 Keri Hilson – “Alienated”

A scrapped single during the last legs of her debut album In a Perfect World…, “Alienated” is a wistful love letter laid upon heavy beats and futuristic synths provided by producer Cory Bold. The mid-tempo track is tailor-made for radio, yet has more emotional depth than most contemporary R&B love songs. Hilson sings of a love formerly lost and sought again, likening the experience to an interglactic search. While the concept sounds corny on paper, the execution overshadows any pretense of child’s play. This is a strikingly mature song wrapped in a sugary-sweet package, given enough of the right elements of R&B and pop to show Hilson’s chops as a crossover artist.

Though “Alienated” was likely shelved as a single due to the recording of her sophomore album No Boys Allowed, Keri Hilson crafted a little-known gem that criminally never made it to radio.

Agree? Disagree? Have your own Sonic Selections to share? Continue the conversation in the comments section below, or follow me on Twitter (@FranchiseSAYS).

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