The 89th Academy Awards

Track Review: Monica, 'Anything (To Find You)'

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Tony Duran

MONICA
Anything (To Find You) (Feat. Rick Ross) (3:42)
Producer: Missy Elliott
Writer: various
Publisher: various
RCA Records


"Anything (To Find You)," the first single from Monica's forthcoming seventh studio album "New Life," is a throwback to 90s hip-hop, right down to the "Who Shot Ya" sample and producer Missy Elliott declaring, "As we proceed to give you what you need!" The 30-year-old singer has been out of the spotlight as of late, but the single reassures fans that she's still got the smooth, soulful vocals that can slide gracefully over a backing beat. After Rick Ross grunts through an opening verse, Monica arrives with lyrics that combine attitude and vulnerability. "I'm open, won't you come inside?/And I promise that I will treat you better than right," she sings. With "Anything (To Find You)," Monica has issued another soft jam to secure her status as an R&B queen in the company of Mary J. Blige.

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