Todrick Hall has always been one to put his talents on display since we first laid eyes on him during the ninth season of American Idol. He's come a long way since, dropping viral YouTube videos and working with major stars. He's also proven himself a creative force by dropping his debut visual album Straight Outta Oz in 2016. Well, he's back at it again with the brand new visual concept album Forbidden, and he's pulled in help from a few famous friends, including a standout pair of tracks featuring one of our faves, Jade Novah.
Jade comes through with vocal sunshine on the "Eleven," playing the character of a sassy and forward waitress in a diner who's got Todrick's order and so much more. "Just in case you wanna stop in / I clock in every day a quarter 'til noon," she sings sweetly in the chorus as she flirts brazenly with Todrick. Meanwhile, the track has a modern bounce that percolates and sparkles right along with the ebb of flow of Jade's voice. Things soon change up for "Play," a pop-ready R&B duet between Todrick and Jade that plays to both of their vocal strengths. The two find their forbidden love growing as they come together after hours in the diner. The song itself is synth heavy, with them soaring along with the twosome's voices in sentimental symmetry.
"Eleven/Play" is just an excerpt from Todrick's feature-length visual album, which features over 30 tracks and host of celebrities (including Brandy, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jenifer Lewis, Tamar Braxton, Cynthia Erivo and quite a few more). You can check out the video for "Eleven/Play" and get a good look at the whole shebang below. If you're feeling all that, stick around for the Spotify stream. And if you want to see Todrick bring Forbidden to life live, be sure to catch him on tour. You can find all the tickets and dates on his website.