Make Sure They See My Face


Make Sure They See My Face
Make Sure They See My Face
Studio album by Kenna
Released October 16, 2007 United States
May 12, 2008 United Kingdom
Genre Alternative rock
Synthpop
Electronica
New Wave
Label Star Trak Entertainment
Interscope Records
Producer Kenna
The Neptunes
Kenna chronology
New Sacred Cow
(2003)
Make Sure They See My Face
(2007)
Songs for Flight
(TBA)
Singles from Make Sure They See My Face
  1. "Out of Control (State of Emotion)"
    Released: December 19, 2006
  2. "Say Goodbye to Love"
    Released: August 21, 2007
  3. "Loose Wires"
    Released: December 28, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Art Nouveau Magazine 4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (6.4/10)[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[5]

Make Sure They See My Face is the second album by Kenna.

When the album was first announced in 2005, it was named Make Sure They See My Face. Then, in 2006, it was shortened to just Face. Since then it has returned to the original, longer title. The album was co-produced by Chad Hugo of The Neptunes. In addition to the name changes the album has faced delays, written over the course of three years, finishing in early 2007.[6] The album was originally set to be released on June 5, 2007, then pushed back to June 19, 2007, finally being released on October 16, 2007. Kenna, in an interview with Vibe magazine, cited the reason for delays as being over the video for the albums debut single. The inspiration for the album came from Kenna's attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the title, inspired from a phone calls by Neptunes Pharrell asking Kenna; "are you going make sure they see your face?". Kenna's Kilimanjaro climb took him to 18,200 feet before he fell ill from taking a sulfur-based altitude medicine, one he was unaware he was allergic to.[7]

Upon the album's British release in May 2008, Kenna told noted UK R&B writer Pete Lewis of the award-winning Blues & Soul: "I actually went in to make an album that unifies all walks. As a person I've always been between worlds. I've always had to be someone who adapts, someone who's a chameleon of sorts. So vocally, musically spiritually, and in my life I've constantly tended to approach things with the idea of just bringing things together and not limiting myself whatsoever. So musically that's what this record is to me - a fusion of all worlds and a unifier."[8]

The first single "Say Goodbye To Love" was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Alternative R&B Performance Category.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Daylight" (Chad Hugo)
  2. "Out of Control (State of Emotion)" (Chad Hugo)
  3. "Loose Wires/Blink Radio" (Pharrell Williams)
  4. "Say Goodbye to Love" (Pharrell Williams)
  5. "Sun Red Sky Blue" (Chad Hugo)
  6. "Baptized in Blacklight" (Chad Hugo)
  7. "Static" (Kenna)
  8. "Phantom Always" (Chad Hugo)
  9. "Face the Gun/Good Luck" (Chad Hugo)
  10. "Better Wise Up" (Chad Hugo)
  11. "Be Still" (Kenna)
  12. "Wide Awake" (Chad Hugo)

Bonus tracks

  • "Down" (Pharrell Williams) (iTunes bonus track)
  • "Out of Control (State of Emotion) - Chad Hugo's Impossible Remix" (Best Buy bonus download)
  • "Out of Control (State of Emotion) - SpankRock's Free Donuts & Shell Fish Remix (XXXChange w/Ronnie Darko)" (Best Buy bonus download)
  • "Big Lights" (Pharrell Williams) (UK Bonus Track)
  • "Rockaway Life" (Produced by Justin Timberlake & Chad Hugo) (UK Bonus Track)

Un-used tracks

  • "Black Goodbye Ride" (appeared on "The Black Goodbye EP")
  • "Live and Flow"
  • "Never Let Me Down" (later appeared on the charity compilation album "Download to Donate for Haiti")
  • "The Deafest Ones" (feat. Nas)

Target bonus DVD

  • "Baptized in Blacklight" (full band live in the studio)
  • "Static" (full band live in the studio)
  • "Better Wise Up" (full band live in the studio)
  • Interview

References


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