January 9, 2012
You must have been in awe of that baritone. Here’s a guy who can sing deeper than the rest without sacrificing tone and nuance.
Turner’s had plenty of great singles, but many of them were merely good songs that his deep voice would lend distinction to.
On “Time is Love”, that voice never surfaces. Turner sings in a register that would be normal for anyone else but sounds strangely high coming from him. It’s not like “Your Man” was modern-day Kristofferson, but the temerity of Turner’s material really shows when it’s not dripping with his signature sound.
Why he chose to remove himself from his own record is a mystery, but whatever the reason, “Time is Love” is the first big disappointment of 2012.
Written by Tony Martin, Mark Nesler, and Tom Shapiro
Listen: Time is Love