After Do Me Like That turned out not to be the lead single from her upcoming album Code Red and was kind of lackluster, we kind of took our eyes off of Monica.  We hate to say it but, after that track, we weren’t expecting much from any future releases.

That was our bad because her official lead single, Just Right For Me, is probably one of the best singles the singer has had in years.  It takes her back to her roots without dating her sound; a hard thing to accomplish considering how long the vet has been in the game.  Monica’s vocals are engaging and strong without going overboard on the adlibs or making it sound like she’s screaming into the mic.  The production by Polow Da Don is expertly done as the track has a bit of a throwback feel edged with more modern sounds to help round it out.  The lyrics, which seem to be about the singer’s husband, are straight to the point and heartfelt, which helps with the emotional connection.  Even Lil Wayne puts in a strong verse that fits the track.

Code Red is expected to be released September 11.