WRITTEN BY BRIANNA M Ballad, a Boston native and Maxwell parallel, has re-emerged and brought with him an EP that perfectly encapsulates what R&B is all about. Releasing Croix, after a three-year hiatus, Ballad swirls modern hip hop beats with the familiar old school bass and slow-jam rhythm. His soulful falsetto voice rises and dips at the perfect moments, making you come back for more. This EP is perfect for long drives during these summer nights and it will be on rotation for the next few months. "Give It All," our favorite off of Croix, really
When someone announces that they are going to give it all, they better bring it. In the case of singer-songwriter Ballad, he does just that on his single, aptly named "Give It All." With a falsetto that falls somewhere between Lloyd and Maxwell, Ballad maintains enough uniqueness to be his own man. However, "Give It All" is not simply a display of his vocal range. Instead, he works his voice in tandem with a thumping beat and together they are both soothing and invigorating. The track
With the way r&b music is portrayed in the mainstream these days, it’s fair to ask the question if love music is even being created anymore. Luckily, we have artists like Ballad who are still committed to celebrating women and creating good music in the process. He does just that with his latest single “Give it All” and the visual to go along with it. The visuals solidify an already incredible record with, let’s face it, relationship goals! An ode to love and
Infused with vocal passion and a refined new-wave finish, Ballad is a stylistic individual whose moody and uplifting discography give him the upper hand, inspiring a new audience obsessed with feelings much like current industry favorites The Weeknd, Miguel and Tinashe. Having been featured on sites such as ThisIsRnB.com, YouKnowIGotSoul.com, Revolt and more as well as play on national and international radio stations, Ballad is on the rise. Ballad’s new video for “Give It All” is all that and more on V Day! The visuals solidify
Today we’re introduced to the sounds of Boston’s best kept secret Ballad, continuing push for his recently releases “Croix” EP, Ballad delivers lead single “Give It All.” The Jay Muse-produced track features a blend of old school hip-hop inspired beats with a slow jam feel. Ballad’s signature falsetto soars over the production as he sings about being deeply in love. When asked about the single Ballad’s said “Often times we’ll get tested in our relationships,”. “Give It All is about realizing
Ballad, "Give It All" When I pressed play on Ballad's "Give It All" single, I instantly did a double-take. Why? Because I honestly thought that Lloyd was a featured guest. But that wasn't the case; it was Ballad, all himself. Still, this could be a good or bad thing. Good because it shows his vocal abilities and alterations that add more substance and style to the track, but bad because people will make comparisons as we often do (and I just did).