Written by Reggie "Doc" Scott
It’s been four years since Ro James released his debut album Eldorado when he broke through with the R&B platinum hit “Permission.” Now, the German singer-songwriter is ready to release his sophomore effort, titled MANTIC. After teasing the project with the previously released songs “Last Time” and “Touchy Feely,” Ro is kicking things into high gear with the official lead single “Plan B” featuring Brandy. The DJ Camper-produced laid back R&B record finds Ro taking the lead in letting a special lady know that he’s willing to be patient until she realizes he’s the right one.
“So if you can’t find someone like me / I’ll be right here baby, I’ll be right here baby / Don’t stress it, we can always go to plan B,” sings Ro while B-Rocka rides the melody with her backgrounds and iconic stacked harmonies.
Clocking in at a little over 3 minutes, “Plan B” fades out with Ro and Bran singing together in unison about how the effects this new love is taking over them, definitely leaving you wanting more to the story and song. It’s the “feel good, grown love” R&B that’s been making its way back to the forefront for the past few years.
While Brandy may be credited as a feature artist but not really having a big role on the song, she holds her on with her background vocals being the perfect match to complete the record. The collaboration makes perfect sense as well since DJ Camper is the main producer on Miss Norwood’s upcoming seventh studio album, B7, due this summer.
Ro James’ MANTIC is available on streaming services and digital music retailers on May 29th via RCA Records.