Happy Humpday Everyone! As some of you may know, it is Soul Music Wednesday! I truly believe soul music provides a spiritual experience for both the listener and vocalist alike. On Wednesdays, I like to share a featured love song and give my feedback on the record. Some of the songs will be old classics and others will be new favorites.
The song featured today is “Who Knew” by one of the most underrated voices of our time in my opinion, Mrs. Keke Wyatt. The song was written by Durrell Babbs, Eric Dawkins, Antonio Dixon, Harvey Mason, Jr., Steven Russell, and Damon Thomas. “Who Knew” was released on January 4, 2010. Here is a link to the song below…
“Who Knew” was the lead single and title track of Wyatt’s second studio album Who Knew. Unfortunately, the single failed to chart commercially, but was well received by fans. The song and album garnered mixed reviews from critics due to nine years of label changes, promotional singles, leaked songs, false starts, and personal problems leading some to question if she would ever release music again in an official capacity. Despite the criticisms, I personally love the song and album, and I believe it leaves a great message about love and relationships.
Oftentimes you can be perfectly happy and content in your life without a relationship. We can say we don’t want this or that or we are not in search of someone, but we truly do not know what God has planned for us. In the song, Wyatt sings that she “wasn’t tryna take nobody’s last name, but you changed my mind.” She sings of what her life would have looked like if she would have never met this man because she can’t imagine her life now without him. It almost seems as though when you are not searching is when the right person is placed in your life. It can change all the plans you thought you had for yourself and even change the course of your life. I personally try not to focus too much time on the phrase “coulda” in life because I would rather focus on what is or what could be. I try to be happy in the moment and not dwell on regrets, but when something or someone new brings you happiness, it is easy to wonder what life would be like without such joy.