India Arie - Testimony Vol. 2 - Love Politics - 2009 Neo Soul LP
India Arie - Testimony Vol. 2 - Love Politics
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
First vinyl issue of album originally released in 2009.
Gatefold cover with double-sided insert containing album credits and notes.
Released: 09 Dec 2013
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Neo Soul
A1 Intro: Grains 0:48
A2 Therapy 3:58
A3 Ghetto 3:13
A4 Chocolate High 4:44
B1 He Heals Me 4:59
B2 Interlude: Grains 0:55
B3 Pearls 4:23
B4 River Rise 3:57
C1 Yellow 2:56
C2 Better Way 3:30
C3 Interlude: Grains 1:06
C4 Long Goodbye 4:05
D1 Psalms 23 5:15
D2 The Cure 4:41
D3 Outro: Grains 0:33
D4 A Beautiful Day (Bonus Track) 3:51
Producer Dru Castro, India.Arie
India.Arie's mission statement:
"To spread love, healing and peace through the power of qords and music"
2009 release, the R&B star's eagerly awaited fourth studio album, the follow-up to Testimony: Vol 1, Life & Relationship, which debuted at #1. Inidia.Arie is known and cherished by fans and fellow musicians as a poet, a songwriter, a daughter, a producer, a musician, a sister, a singer, an advocate, a friend and a philanthropist -- but she is possibly best known for the love in her music that has inspired and motivated people worldwide. The album includes the single 'Chocolate High' featuring Musiq Soulchild.
This album is phenomenal!!! I own all of India Arie's previous albums, and already this one is my favorite. India represents the quiet in a world of chaos. Her music has meaning, her lyrics have depth. This album will get you to look not just at yourself and your own 4 walls, but also on the world around you. India has maintained her integrity and self respect by once again refusing to give into the world's system oversexed marginal talent. The album is soulful, deep, theraputic, beautiful and sensual at the same time. It's great from beginning to end, so you can play it all the way through without skipping one song.
Even the interludes she sings are hot. For those out there who have Vol. 1, Vol. 2 is much different. Vol. 1 is a great album if you've just had your heart broken or just got out of a relationship, while Vol. 2 is about real, true love. Love for yourself, and love for one another. I have to say also that India's voice has never sounded better. She hit some notes on this album that I didn't know she could hit!
Although I love all the songs, my favorites are:
He Heals Me