When two sharp musical minds join forces in the recording studio, the endresult can either be truly awesome or utterly regrettable. Happily, the partnership of soul singer EricRobersonand Atlanta-based guitarist, songwriter and producer Jermaine Hardsoul (MusiqSoulchild, Carl Thomas,Jagged Edge)scores a perfect three-pointer on their latest sexy 90s-school R&B joint, What We Started/Yearning For Your Love.

Roberson brings his usual warm, supple tenor game to ask his lady for a badly needed pause in their relationship for claritys sake. AndJermainesurprises in the second half of the video with his own capable vocal rendition of the Gap Bands most famous ballad. He stays soulfully true to Charlie Wilsons slick, gorgeous delivery whileblingingthe song out over anATLienrhythm bed ofMPCbeats thatll knock lovely in your speakers.

This simple, eye-pleasing video featuresHardsoul as quite the playerromancing and serenading an assortment of beautiful mahogany womenand both songs are shortened in the video, surely in order to whet your palette to hear both jams in full.

DownloadJermaineHardsoulslead single, We Cant Finish, on AmazonoreMusic, or better yet, get hisindieEPHardsoulSoundoniTunes for 50 minutes ofiPodgoodness thatll please fans of sweet-spot-hittingnu-soul with a smooth finish.

You can keep track ofJermaineHardsoulsmovements onTwitter,Facebookandhiswebsite.

Sun Singleton is a musician/editor/journalist based in New York City whose work has been featured in a variety of publications, includingVibe,Mass Appeal,,,Bronx Biannual,YOYO/SO4andBET Digital. Feel free to connect with her on Twitter at@sunsing.

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