Review: Destiny’s Child – Love Songs

Destiny’s Child will always be remembered for their feisty, female-empowering chart-topping hits such as “Independent Women (Pt. 2)”, “Bills, Bills, Bills”, “Bootylicious” and “Survivor”. The trio are back from an eight-year hiatus fully armed with a brand new compilation album, Love Songs, but this time ditching their sassy signature style and emphasising their lush harmonies and slowed down beats.

Filled with thirteen songs from their four albums and one new song, Love Songs is made up of romantic ballads that are sure to send Destiny’s Child fans on a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

”Cater 2 U” perfectly emphasises the trio’s ability to deliver vocals with precision and power. “Temptation”, a song from their 1999 album, The Writing’s On The Wall, is made up of soothing vocals and harmonies but also maintaining their feisty persona with tongue and cheek lyrics.

The Pharrell Williams-produced track, “Nuclear” is the first taste of music from the trio, made up of Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams in almost a decade. This song, although slightly underwhelming on first listen, is the epitome of butter-smooth 90s R&B. This chilled, anti-‘Bootylicious’ track certainly demonstrates a more mature, laid back Destiny’s Child.

If you are hoping to listen to their sassy ‘independent women’ style hits like “Lose My Breath”, this is not the album for you. Love Songs is essentially a collection of some of the best ballads Destiny’s Child recorded together.

Rating: 4/5

Niamh Doherty

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