Geri King's 'Masquerade'

Geri King
Khepera Records
Producer: Various
Score: 7 out of 10

This renowned entrepreneur and Grammy and Dove Award nominee has enjoyed four Top 10 hits on Australian radio and gold/platinum sales in over seven countries. With its blend of vulnerability, romance and female empowerment in the face of faithless lovers, King’s fourth full-length set could be the one to push her over the top Stateside. Beautiful backing vocals behind her sweet yet sassy Patti Austin-like emotional lead voice, she throws up a colorful mix that’s grounded in classic R&B yet includes splashes of jazz, hip-hop and electronic. She’s going for a worldwide release—no doubt pleasing her longtime fans as her infectious vibe instantly creates new ones.

By Jonathan Widran