Upon first listen to this track you would be forgiven for thinking this is a remake of a Luther Vandross track (we had to look it up).  The production and the background harmonies have that Luther signature.  This is an original song, though, and it seems that Jaheim may be filling a void left by the late singer.

Back In My Arms has the singer lamenting the loss of the woman he loves as he realizes that nothing in life is same without her.  Jaheim’s vocals are definitely in line with the music that he has done in the past, but this is the first time that we actually noticed the Vandross inspirations in the way that he sings.  The simple but emotional delivery will keep the listener engaged, even as the production is minimal.  The lyrics float between strong concrete imagery and strong metaphor, making it something that can be related to easily.

This is first single from his upcoming album due out sometime this year.

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