Lonny Bereal, ‘Favor’ Feat. Kelly Rowland – Song Review
The song's gentle piano opening gives way to airy, pulsing synths and programmed beats that set a romantic tone as Bereal sings about all the things he wants to do tonight.
The singer coos, "Take you there, let me be your stairs / Just put your legs in the air / I want you to sit right there, Imma be your chair," before Rowland jumps in with, "And I'm gonna rock your body slowly, do it like I owe you a favor."
We're digging the contemporary feel of this slow jam. The subtle Auto-Tuning isn't necessary, because Bereal clearly has the vocal chops to carry the song without any studio gimmicks. He and Rowland have good chemistry, the result of spending years together, as she explains in behind-the-scenes footage filmed during the song's video shoot:
"Lonny and I have known each other for a very long time. Therefore, it actually goes deeper than a collaboration. We actually call each other brother and sister."
Bereal has already earned industry props - he scored a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Song in 2010 as one of eight songwriters on the Pleasure P song 'Under.' 'Favor' is expected to appear his Bereal's debut album 'The Love Train,' which doesn't yet have a release date.
Listen to Lonny Bereal's 'Favor' Feat. Kelly Rowland