Check out Jazmine Sullivan’s “Forever Don’t Last.”
Back in May, singer / songwriter Jazmine Sullivan got a big look from Meek Mill on the single “Dumb” (as well as its Muppet-featuring video), but on her new track, she’s back to show us that she’s perfectly capable of going solo dolo as well. Accompanied only by an acoustic guitar, some angelic backing vocals and sparse handclaps, Sullivan shares a ballad called “Forever Don’t Last.”
In the melancholy ballad, Sullivan lets her pipes do all of the heavy lifting, spanning octaves and genres with their soulful timbre.
Like “Dumb,” “Forever Don’t Last” will be featured on Jazmine Sullivan’s upcoming album, titled Reality Show.
I had high hopes for us, baby
Like I was on dope for us, baby
Chasin’ after a high that I’ll never
Get back again
Jazmine Sullivan follows up “Dumb” with a powerful second single, “Forever Don’t Last.”
The stripped-down ballad showcases Sullivan’s vocal prowess, as she sings about a relationship she fought to save.
“I guess forever doesn’t last too long these days/ And I tried to believe that we can make it/ But trying don’t work/ So I just had to face that forever doesn’t last too long these days,” she belts on the hook.
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Sullivan told Billboard in May that “Forever Don’t Last” is her most personal song on her forthcoming fall album, Reality Show.”The most personal song is called ‘Forever [Don’t Last],'” she said. “I’m basically crying on that song. It’s a ballad, and that’s classic Jazmine. It’s a letting-go song which is why it’s so personal. I feel like I came to a point in my relationship where [I needed] to let go and move on. I just had to do it.”