Music fans have already been treated to Floetry's music. The gifted songwriting pair penned Michael Jackson's "Butterflies" plus several songs for newcomers Glenn Lewis ("Lonely") and Bilal ("You Are"

Music fans have already been treated to Floetry's music. The gifted songwriting pair penned Michael Jackson's "Butterflies" plus several songs for newcomers Glenn Lewis ("Lonely") and Bilal ("You Are"). Now singer Marsha Ambrosius and MC/"floacist" Natalie Stewart stand front and center with their own debut album. And the results are promising indeed, combining poetry with an eclectic flow of midtempo tunes and ballads that encompasses the twosome's predilection for funk, R&B/soul, hip-hop, and reggae. Tracking a range of emotions and experiences—from feel-good (the duo's easygoing theme song/title track) to death (the tightly constructed "Sunshine") to love ("Say Yes") and self-introspection ("If I Was a Bird")—Floetry paints true-life stories with a lyrical command reminiscent of Jill Scott and Lauryn Hill. Whether radio will truly embrace the duo is another story. But if it's a good listen you're after, you'd be wise to check out Floetry.—GM

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