Something Good/Devotion (Passion Interlude)
Label: BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
True Romance sounds livelier than the disappointing All of Me. Unburdened by the dull ballads of her last album, she rediscovers the lightness in her voice with "Time After Time," delves into erotica with "Make Her Say (Beat It Up)," and wiggles over the piano house of "Something Good." "Everybody's been counting you out," she sings to herself on "Conqueror," before declaring over the adrenalized pop of its chorus, "I am a conqueror, and I won't accept defeat." Her belated comeback may arrive too late to hearken another "American Boy" pop peak, but true fans should re-embrace her.