But a funny thing happens starting with the seventh track; the album kicks in gear and begins to shine. "Peace on Earth" is a beautifully spiritual song about improving oneself in order to better the world: "Where does this peace on Earth begin if not in the home?," she sings. "There's too much talk about it and too many walk without it, tell me where is the love?" Two other very good songs are and "Got Me One (Good Man)," a feel-good ode to fellas who treat their ladies right; and "Never Give Up" a well-sung G-rated song about intimacy. KeKe even manages to show off her vocal firepower on the swagger-ific "Getting It."
If all 10 songs on Who Knew? were as entertaining as the final four, then this would likely be a four-star release. Or even if the track order had been reversed, this album likely would be more entertaining to listen to from beginning to end. But unfortunately, priority is given to overly glossy but inferior tracks like "Daydreaming" and the title song. If KeKe had been allowed unleash her vocal chords more often instead of having them mixed down, Who Knew? likely would have been more enjoyable.