When you have a significant other, its always great to be able to sit around with no pressure and be yourself, and thats exactly what Ne-Yo talks about in Lets Just Be. With a mid-tempo sound thats mellow and mature, this track reflects Ne-Yos own original style. Hes not emulating any of his influences i.e. - Prince or Michael Jackson this time around, which lets us hear him being himself.
While Lets Just Be surfaced earlier this week via the net, it was only a few weeks ago another new single from Ne-Yo called Closer was released, which is said to be his first single off his new album set to drop this summer titled Year of The Gentleman. While Lets Just Be isnt a confirmed track off the new album, it has the potential to be an album cut that most Ne-Yo fans will enjoy.
In researching Lets Just Be, its alleged that Ne-Yo originally wrote this song for an up and coming artist named Miguel Jontel, making it even more questionable if this song will be part of his new album. Either way, I heard the Miguel Jontel version, and I have to admit Ne-Yo sings it better! And while Closer isnt exactly what I expected for a first single from Ne-Yo, Lets Just Be is more my speed and I cant wait to see what else Year of The Gentleman has to offer.