Release Date: September 30, 2016
- Ain’t Giving Up
- When The Bassline Drops (with Big Narstie)
- Don’t Go
- Couldn’t Be Mine
- One More Time
- Change My Love
- Nothing Like This (with Blonde)
- Got It Good (with Kaytranada)
- All We Needed
- Louder Than Words
- What If
- Like A Fan
- Better With You
- No Holding Back (with Hardwell)
- Here With Me
- Warm It Up
- Sink or Swim
Craig David probably fell off most people’s radar sometime after his second album Slicker Than Your Average ran its course going into the abyss of “Where are they now?” artists shortly after. He certainly wasn’t able to keep that momentum of his hot start in the late 90’s going yet he’s remained a consistent figure in the UK R&B world despite that.
Following My Intuition is the sixth studio album from Craig David and it features five single releases. When the Bassline Drops, Nothing Like This, One More Time, No Holding Back and Ain’t Giving Up.
After six long years he has returned to making original music. The follow up to his 2010 cover album Signed Sealed Delived sees him going back in time and once again fully embracing the UK Garage/R&B hybrid that brought him into the spotlight. If you were a fan of his early collaborations and his album Born To Do It this should be a very welcome return to action.
The best tracks on Following My Intuition happen to be the up tempo and throwback ones such as Ain’t Giving Up, When The Bassline Drops, 16 (a mash up of his hit Fill Me In sung over the instrumental of Jack Ü’s Where Are Ü Now), Here With Me and Don’t Go.
Of course it’s not all dance floor madness. In between those types of songs are mid tempo R&B jams and ballads. The ones to pay attention to to are Change My Love and Better With You. The rest tend to be rather hit or miss in regards to quality and cause the album to drag a little.
In the end this isn’t the perfect comeback album. As I mentioned it does have some of the R&B filler that has to be trimmed by hitting the skip button. But for those wanting the Craig David from the days of yore back this is about as close as you are going to get in the current day.
Following My Intuition