Let's look past this album cover for just one second. It's not my favorite picture of Faith Evans. I would have loved to see her looking less like a Victorian-era magician but that's just me. Let's instead take this moment to rejoice over a song that not only uses Dave Grusin's "Either Way"--sampled for Notorious B.I.G.'s "Everyday Struggle"--with splendid results, but finally is a Faith track that is worthy of the raw beauty inherent within her voice. This version of "Everyday Struggle" from Faith's soon-to-be-released Something About Faith not only features live instrumentation but Raekwon whose rambling adlibs seem better suited here than on that Justin Bieber-Kanye bubblegum concoction. This track brings me back to the '90s heyday of hip hop and R&B collabos when Faith, Mona Lisa, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige and so many others could peacefully coexist on a track with a grimy rhyming cohort. Speaking of MJB, what happened? No matter. Faith has once again restored my faith in her. Can't wait for the album to drop October 5th.