Go ‘head and be grown, Amy Lee!

If there was one problem that we has with the first single from her latest album, If You, is that it was a little forgettable and didn’t take Ailee out of her comfort zone enough to keep listeners engaged.  Well, it appears that the chanteuse agreed with us because she has stepped it up for Home.

From beginning to end, this track never lets up on the listener in the best way.  Ailee’s vocals are great and powerful without being overwhelming to the listener as she gives good adlibs and goes up and down the scale some to keep you invested.  She also gives us a nice combination of modern and classic singing elements that show her abilities in a new light.  The production has none of the throwback elements that we’ve seen her gravitate toward on most of her singles and is all the better for it.  It’s dynamic and, despite being a slow jam, makes you want to move thanks to the overall sound.  We get some evolution in style while still getting on the vocals that made her a star.

The lyrics are pretty straightforward, as the songstress pines for a lost love, but it doesn’t feel sad as much as it does resolute to get this relationship back.  It’s an interesting tact to take and one that works for the overall feel.

Unfortunately, Queen T doesn’t appear in the video, but her bars over the sensuous electric guitar is just the right punctuation for the track.  Her flow has just the right level of energy to provide a burst of enthusiasm at the right moment, but also keeps the pace and never breaks that slow jam feel.

This is song so many of us have been waiting for from her and she knocked it out the park.

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Lyrics:
Hello, how are you these days?
I guess you’re doing well
I guess I’m curious, boy
Hello
Don’t you miss me?
Even if it’s not as much
As me missing you

You said that you wouldn’t regret
With such confidence
Lies, stop lying
you need me you need me

If I were to be honest
I’m still waiting for you
As I’m trapped alone in my room
I remember

I miss you but why aren’t you coming
home home
Words you used to say when you called
home home

I’m coming home
coming home yeah
I’ll run to you
I’m coming home
all alone
But now I’m all alone

I know
That I’m being a fool
I know but I can’t help it
Lies, it isn’t a lie
believe me believe me yeah

The future we dreamed of
I hope you don’t forget either
As I’m trapped alone in my room
I remember

I miss you but why aren’t you coming
home home
Words you used to say when you called
home home

I’m coming home
coming home yeah
I’ll run to you
I’m coming home
all alone
But now I’m all alone

No matter how much I look around
There isn’t another guy like you
You used to hold my hand so tightly
Don’t let go of it

I used to say I wouldn’t regret
don’t look back
and just let go
So confidently
I don’t want to be alone
I’m such a fool
But I can’t help it
You’re my man, you hold onto me
I’m forever your girl
Yes tell me honestly
You still want me too
Don’t be shy
I miss you too so
Come closer
we break up to make up
I wake up and hate
that you gone for so long
No matter how much you look around
There isn’t another girl like me
you need me come home

I miss you but why aren’t you coming
home home
It’s time you come home but why aren’t you coming
home home
(Why aren’t you coming babe)

Where are you, where are you yeah
I’ll run to you
Where are you, I’m alone
Our happy home

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