Power & Conviction
What's most impressive about the songs is two things: first how Jazmine manages to belt out the songs with such power and conviction: her fiery passion on the tracks is huge. The second attribute is the songwriting; Jazmine is already being compared to such greats as Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige, but one appropriate comparison that hasn't been made yet is to Ne-Yo, due to both artists' talent for writing on-point, introspective lyrics. Like Ne-Yo, Jazmine has a knack for crafting intricate, deeply personal verses that make you feel at one with the singer. Even on the weaker songs on Fearless, the songwriting is still above par.
But speaking of weaker songs, after the album's first half, the quality takes a dip. Songs like "Dream Big," "Live A Lie" and "In Love With Another Man" are well written, but lack the originality and urgency that made the album's first half so enjoyable. It's not that the songs are bad, it's just that they can't measure up to the album's best material. So to sum it up, Jazmine is a star on the rise, but in order to reach her full potential, she needs to be more consistent.