Avant has found his niche with two different types of songs; the babymaker and the throwback love song.  His first single, Special, from his upcoming album is the latter and has him declaring his admiration and love for the woman in his life.

The singer’s vocals are in fine form as he has managed to maintain his crisp, seductive tenor.  He keeps the adlibs to a minimum and it helps the listener focus on the words.  The old-school sound of the production is a good fit for the subject matter of the track as it adds a air of familiarity to the song.  The lyrics are genuine with just enough poetic flourish to make the track interesting without the emotion sounding hollow.

This is the first single from the singer’s upcoming album, VIII.