Nearly a quarter century after R&B singer-songwriter Karyn White broke onto the music scene with her self-titled debut album in 1988, and 17 years after her most recent album, Make Him Do Right, hit store shelves in 1994, the singer best known for her hit song "Superwoman" has returned with a new album. And the album Carpe Diem (it's Latin for 'seize the day') happened to be released on Oct. 22, 2012, the same day that her new 30-minute reality special, "Life After," premieres on the TV One cable network. At 47 years of age, Karyn may have passed her prime as a commercially viable R&B singer well over a decade ago, but that doesn't stop her from 'seizing the day' and launching her bid to regain relevancy and respect as an artist. The results are mixed, but the album has a friendly, positive vibe that should appeal to most people who were fans of Karyn during her peak period of late '80s/early '90s. Anyone who takes a long period of time off from their occupation, singing included, is bound to need some time before they get back into a groove. And it seems that on this album, Karyn is almost, but not quite back to her old self. Although she was never known as the premier vocalist of her peak era, she proved on "Superwoman" and other songs that she can strength and passion. But unfortunately, some of that passion is missing here. For more, click the link to check out the full review of Karyn White's Carpe Diem.