written by Carla Bynum
The album starts with the song “The Ride,” a beat heavy song about how he wants to live in the moment and enjoy it. He wants to take his lady on a ride that she won’t forget with no interruptions, just them in an empty room.
“Permission” is Ro James’ debut single and continues to make waves on the radio. He asks for his lady to give him the green light to love her the way she deserves to be loved. He wants to keep a smile on her face.
The album’s second single “Burn Slow” has been said to have a nostalgic vibe and has a 90s R&B feel to it. James doesn’t want to hear any excuses. All he wants is to light some candles and drink a little Honey Jack and make love to his lady.
There’s no need for James’s lady to play games because she already knows what he is capable of in the bedroom. He reminds her of the way he makes her feel on the track “Already Knew That.”
“Bad Timing” is a short song about how James has been caught up in the moment trying to find fame and riches.
James refuses to let his special lady go. He promises that he will search high and low for her if she leaves on the track “GA$.”
James is apologetic on the album’s sole interlude “I’m Sorry.” He apologizes for not being the man his woman deserves and even talks about how he should’ve just left her alone but he couldn’t let her slip away.
He has reasons for the way he behaves the way he does but he can’t control himself on the track “New Religion.” He seeks forgiveness from his girl because he needs something to believe in.
All day long James dreams about making love to his woman on the track “A.D.I.D.A.S.”
He is reminded not to lose himself in the world even when it feels like there is weight on his shoulders. He knows that it is “Holy Water” that keeps reminding him not to lose his soul.
We have all heard the expression “save the best for live” and that’s exactly what James plans to do. He wants to cherish his lady as if she is his “Last Cigarette.”
I think it’s safe to say that most of us have tried to walk away from a relationship but find ourselves right back where we started. James finds himself in that exact situation on the track “Everything.” He can’t get enough of the woman in his life and everything about her.
The title track “Eldorado” is all about his ’92 black Eldorado and his admiration for the classic car.
It seems that the R&B genre has been overpopulated by the same artists so there is a perfect opportunity for Ro James to claim his spot. With the rarity of exceptional R&B music these days, he is a breath of fresh air from his silky smooth vocals to his passionate lyrics. I personally can’t wait to hear more from the Germany-born artist.
Recommended Tracks: “A.D.I.D.A.S.,” “The Ride” “GA$” “Holy Water,”