Omarion’s new album Reasons should have dropped
today. His second full-length LP under MMG and follow-
up to 2014’s Sex Playlist was sadly nowhere to be
found. Instead of leaving his fans empty-handed,
Maybach O comes through with a cover of Earth, Wind &
Fire’s 1975 classic “Reasons.” Watch the R&B singer
give his own personal twist to the love ballad from
42 years ago.
Earth, Wind, and Fire’s “Reasons” is one of the finest
songs in all of recorded music. Philip Bailey’s perfect
falsetto is a model for technical control and ability, but
when he gives himself over to the emotion of the song
three-quarters in—that’s what people mean when they
talk about soul.