Honestly it isn’t often that a throwback stands up to anything that actually occurred in the era it’s throwing back to…which is why this track is a bit of a stand out. “Just Another Year” sounds like Brandy singing a Chaka Khan song off of the latter’s “I Feel for You” album from ’84 ( yes, it’s that specific a vibe). This type of innately melodic R & B is really hard to find these days…which is why this is a bit special. While a lot of praise has been heaped on the respective albums of Kali Uchis and Teyana Taylor, “Just Another Year” is far more compelling a track than anything on either of those acclaimed LP’s.
And make sure to check out “Who Is This”, another pretty exceptional piece of retro R & B off the same EP as “Just…”, titled “Let Me Fall”: