First Listen: Robert 'IMtume' Owens won't "Give Up" on love

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    (April 9, 2022) We go through this constant debate about the relevancy and staying power of the kind of R&B made by artists like LA based crooner Robert ‘IMtume’ Owens. Owens’ continued role as a much in demand artist in the competitive LA music scene attests to his staying power. The fact that Owens confidently releases music that appeals to fans of R&B and steppers music attests to the fact that there’s still a market for sophisticated, mature soul music and for a vocalist who is unapologetic about his power packed tenor.

    Owens’ stock and trade is the classic romantic ballad and breezy mid-tempo tunes that explore every aspect of that most splendored thing called love. He has returned with “Don’t Give Up,” a mid-tempo steppers’ jam that tells the story of a man who came to the realization that he had and has potentially lost a good thing. Now, he is trying desperately to get that good her back.

    (April 9, 2022) We go through this constant debate about the relevancy and staying power of the kind of R&B made by artists like LA based crooner Robert ‘IMtume’ Owens. Owens’ continued role as a much in demand artist in the competitive LA music scene attests to his staying power. The fact that Owens confidently releases music that appeals to fans of R&B and steppers music attests to the fact that there’s still a market for sophisticated, mature soul music and for a vocalist who is unapologetic about his power packed tenor.

    Owens’ stock and trade is the classic romantic ballad and breezy mid-tempo tunes that explore every aspect of that most splendored thing called love. He has returned with “Don’t Give Up,” a mid-tempo steppers’ jam that tells the story of a man who came to the realization that he had and has potentially lost a good thing. Now, he is trying desperately to get that good her back.

    “Don’t Give Up” is falls squarely in the “begging” sub-genre. Owens uses his baritone to give full voice to a man who strips himself of the façade of aloofness that drove a woman into the arms of someone else. Now, Owens engages in a passionate and vulnerable conversation where he bares his soul, admits his mistakes, calls on memories of good times and pleads for a second chance. Owens takes his listeners to a place where many of us have been. Check out Robert ‘IMtume’ Owens’s “Don’t Give Up” here.

    By Howard Dukes

    Robert ‘IMtume’ Owens – “Don’t Give Up”

     
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