Point of No Return

Point of No Return

by Keyshia Cole

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Overview

Keyshia Cole has built a career on writing about emotional pain inflicted by her lovers. She takes it to her most explicit level yet on Point of No Return. The dark tone of her sixth album is set immediately with an EKG-like effect in the intro, which leads to "Heat of Passion," a sprawling ballad where Cole details her man's tryst and spits, "All that over some funk-ass pussy." She defiantly offers "I ain't catchin' no cases," only to later threaten, "Somebody better call the paramedic." There are points where it sounds like Cole is shaking. The song is so intense that background vocalist Faith Evans' support seems like it could be emotional as much as it is musical. Later in the album, Cole shows more of her combative side by comparing herself to Rick James and, perhaps unknowingly, through a reference to James' "Cold Blooded," Linda Blair. For all her vulnerability, Cole also reminds listeners that she's a boss who will tolerate only so much, and she continues to project defiant resilience. It's the kind of album -- released past the peak of popularity, specific in lyrical detail, with nothing remotely near a crossover bid like "Let It Go" or "Heaven Sent" -- that seems destined to become a fan favorite.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2014
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0602537950232
catalogNumber: 002189002
Rank: 61295

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Keyshia Cole   Primary Artist
Tim Kelley   Keyboards
Faith Evans   Background Vocals
Richard Bowers   Choir, Chorus
Printz Board   Keyboards
Toyia Barnes   Choir, Chorus
Patrick "Guitarboy" Hayes   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Drums,Electric Guitar,fender rhodes,Synthesizer Bass
Turie McCormick   Choir, Chorus
Jovan Dais   Background Vocals
Shawntae Jackson   Choir, Chorus
Andrea Jones   Choir, Chorus
Mark Lettieri   Guitar
Dijon McFarlane   Keyboards
Nelson Beato   Background Vocals
Sean Fenton   Vocals,Background Vocals
Laurhan Beato   Background Vocals
Deferra Williams   Choir, Chorus
Andrese Jones   Choir, Chorus
Breana Marin   Background Vocals
Zhen Liu   Keyboards
Misha Davenport   Choir, Chorus
Mike Fields   Choir, Chorus
Gavyn Rhone   Vocals
Candace Wakefield   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

S1   Producer
R. Kelly   Composer
Tim Kelley   Composer,Producer
Troy Taylor   Composer,Producer
Stargate   Producer
Jordan Houston   Composer
Printz Board   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Patrick "Guitarboy" Hayes   Producer
Kam Sangha   Producer
Marcus White   Composer
Stephanie Hsu   Creative Art
Keyshia Cole   Composer,Executive Producer
Yvette Gayle   Publicity
Jasper Cameron   Composer
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen   Composer,Instrumentation
Randy Henderson   Publicity
Firstborn   Producer
Manny Halley   Executive Producer
Ester Dean   Composer,Vocal Producer
Jovan Dais   Engineer,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer
Tor Erik Hermansen   Composer,Instrumentation
Brandon Bell   Composer
Timothy Thomas   Composer
Theron Thomas   Composer
Mphazes   Producer
Dijon McFarlane   Composer,Producer,drum programming
Marz   Producer
Roahn Hylton   Composer
Michael L. Williams   Composer
Marquel Middlebrooks   Composer
Larry Griffin   Composer
Justine Massa   Creative Art
Jerrol Wizzard   Composer
Eric Manco   Engineer
Nayvadius Wilburn   Composer
Mike WiLL Made It   Producer
Tauheed Epps   Composer
Jack "Suthernfolk" Brown   Vocal Engineer
Antwan Thompson   Composer,Producer
Sean Fenton   Composer,Vocal Producer
Boogie Wizzard   Producer
Kam Parker   Composer
Mark Landon   Composer
Taylor Parks   Composer
Matt Schaeffer   Engineer
Kirby Dockery   Composer
Breana Marin   Composer,Vocal Producer
Seige Monstracity   Producer,drum programming,keyboard arrangements
Patrick Hayes   Composer
Ben   Vocal Engineer
Gunner Safron   Marketing
Garrett Williams   Marketing
Willie Donut   Producer

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