“The Literary Heat”
“I’m all by myself with nothing but your t-shirt on cause I miss you?” is just one verse from the new album by Shontell cleverly titled Shontelligence from Universal/ Motown. New, fresh talent with a voice to match, you probably have heard of the artist who has performed as an opening act for artists like Rihanna.
Owning a voice with a pop feel at first listen that may not sound like an RnB artist, Shontelle enters the music arena sporting a sound all her own that music listeners can certainly vibe to. If her album sounds as good as her debut song, she may very well be able to make a household name for herself.
A video that may not show Shontelle’s ability tote her choreography skills as a performing artist yet, the video cleverly draws attention to the finale as Shontelle awaiting hours for her mysterious dream prince to arrive.
I have to admit, I was expecting a guy along the lines of a Tyson Beckford in the buff to match the desires of the scantily dressed Shontelle in the video, but only a meek guy appeared. Maybe I have to see the video once again, but I was expecting a gem to appear that would hold equal impression as Shontelle and which will give the men something to think about. Maybe today’s girl, like Shontelle, just wants a really nice guy, not too buff, not too fashion savvy, but just right. I enjoyed listening to Shontelle’s song, but the video just didn’t make the cut. Maybe the next video will bring out this artist’s potential.
Disilgold SOUL Magazine Rating: **2 Stars
About Reviewer: A Nationally Certified Reading Specialist, critically acclaimed poet, marketing specialist and former tv show host, Heather Covington “The Literary Heat” is the NAACP IMAGE AWARD nominated author of Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African American Women in Literature and DisilgoldBooks.com publisher and debut author of the best selling MURDEROTICA novel, Tekila Nika: The Forbidden Bronx Video Diary Tales. She has been noted as a TOP 5 Media Mogul alongside the producers of GOODDAY and runs, owns and operates Disilgold.com, abridged for “Diamonds, Silver and Gold,” the literary and media home of celebrity stars and literary icons. Her author website can be visited at www.LiteraryDiva.com and official MYSPACE site at www.myspace.com/HeatherCovington. For booking, interview, media requests and/or Disilgold.com Monthly Media Campaigns: Email Disilgold@aol.com.