Candice Glover Delivers A Monster Ballad With “Cried”: Listen

Nov 19th, 2013 // 4 Comments
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Candice Glover may have taken the crown on Season 12 of American Idolbut she has yet to prove herself on the charts — her winner’s single “I Am Beautiful” only just barely cracked the Hot 100 — so maybe she’ll meet with a little more success with her latest offering “Cried,” an absolute behemoth of a ballad, all soul-inflected and heartfelt. Indeed, it nicely evoke the spare R&B vibe of Glover’s inspiration Jazmine Sullivan — only Glover has her Idol platform to boot.

Still, it’s been a little bumpy for Glover — her debut LP, Music Speaks, has been pushed back twice now, and is currently scheduled for a February 2014 release, and “Cried” isn’t an obvious hit. Cross your fingers that it finds a home on urban radio and Glover can deliver some Beyonce-level bangers on this next LP — or at the very least, some big Jordin Sparks-style midtempos. 

Listen below.

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  1. alicia

    omg yassssss this song sounds amazing

  2. Staney Spears

    she sounds phenomenal no question

  3. Ritchard Mckie.

    Better than I thought it would be. Celine Dion should be singing this.

    • alicia

      who is celine dion and no Candice should sig this like she is doing and after this song becomes a hit for her nobody will be able to sing this cuz she sings it with so much power and feelings

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