Rob Thomas Debuts “Her Diamonds”
Rob Thomas has released his first single from his solo album Cradle Songs which is scheduled for a June 30, 2009 release. The song “Her Diamonds” has been released exclusively on Billboard.com (listen to it here).
I am not sure what to make of the song. First of all, I think the lyrics (and music) are a little different for the singer. He apparently collaborated with some South American and African percussionists who inspired a “global rhythms” feel to the album. So, if you’re looking for his old style, you might be disappointed. However, Thomas has successfully reinvented himself in the past so who am I to say anything about this new music?
I wasn’t sure his first solo album, …Something to Be was a good idea and it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 back in 2005 and has sold more than 1.5 million copies so far. I remember him joking that it was probably the first time Mariah Carey had ever heard of him (he pushed her out of the top spot on the chart).
Also, he broke away from his norm when he co-wrote the song “Smooth” on which he collaborated with Santana. The hit was recently named the No. 2 Hot 100 song of all time. He clearly knows what he’s doing.