MN Exclusive: Pass Or Play? Fantasia Drops New Track, “The Side Effects Of You”

October 8, 2013  |  


If you follow Fantasia on Instagram, you know the “American Idol” winner’s artistry has grown tremendously over the past year, and her new single, “The Side Effects of You,” written by Emeli Sande, is a tell tale sign of her maturity as a vocalist. The song describes the issue of codependency between a couple as Fantasia melodically describes her significant other as a man who is supposed to be a cure for her alignments. As the song reaches the chorus we learn he is the reason for her feeling sick. She learns it’s the “side effects” of him that are keeping her from not becoming better.

Fans of Fantasia usually note her as a soulful songstress who can be identified by her “catch-the-spirit” riffs,  but on this record, Fantasia enunciates every word, and her crystal-clear voice translates the tone of “The Side Effects of You” without the R&B drama of hooting and hollering. If Fantasia keeps this up she will give other R&B divas a run for their money — like she always has.

Click below to experience “The Side Effects of You” from Fantasia’s fourth studio album. What do you say, pass or play?

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