Keri Hilson — “Toy Soldier”
“He told me that our love would be marching on, hoorah hoorah / He told me that our love was mighty strong, hoorah hoorah / And guess I believed you, because you were my baby / Why would I doubt you, when you said you loved me / But I didn’t know you were the enemy,” sings Keri, shaking her vibrato throughout the whole piano-tinkling track.
At times she sounds a bit like Beyonce, at other times she comes off like somebody trying to imitate Beyonce. Either way, Keri’s sometimes-shaky vocals don’t elevate this generic tune to something more significant.
What do you think of Keri’s emotional side? Does this work better than the bathroom-dwelling, sex-fiend persona Keri’s been sporting as of late?