Pass Or Play? Marsha Ambrosius & Ne-Yo Yearn For Lost Love In “Without You”

August 14, 2013  |  

I’m going to be honest, I haven’t really vibed to Marsha Ambrosius’ music since she left Floetry. But the new song she has with Ne-Yo, “Without You,” is something entirely different.

In this tune, the bass throbs as both Marsha’s melodic, almost angelic voice tells the story of how she’s struggling trying to cope with the loss of a lover. The only thing that makes this less than celestial is the fact that the track is laced with some colorful language. But not enough to distract from the general sentiment.

“Looking in the mirror
I’m all in my feelings
Got me f**ked up out here
Without you
Now, you can call me crazy
F**k it, I’m demented.
I’m out of my head, in this bed
Without you.
I can’t go on without you babe.”

Then Ne-Yo comes in and explains how even though his ex is behaving erratically, he always liked that fire about her. In the last verse, the two echo each other and then Marsha takes over with a series of high notes that many are calling Prince-esque. I can see why they would say that but after first listen, it sounded more like Beyoncé’s runs at the end of “Emotion.”  Whatever you hear in the track, you’ll probably enjoy it.

Take a listen in the video below.



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