Gwen Bunn has released a new album with little fanfare. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter’s full-length release since 2018’s Safe Travels is Phase.
Bunn previewed Phase with two songs: “2ManyThings” and “Put It On Me.” The first is a brilliant rhythm with a singer eager to hear from a lover about the following stages in their romance. The second, on the other hand, produces an unrestricted rumbling sound, comparable to an ultrasound. Bunn here accepts the blame for anything an insecure spouse brings up, rather than declaring their relationship dead.
Later on, a sugary jam (“One Up”) exemplifies Bunn’s passive disposition regarding the love of problem-solving. On Bunn’s end, there is no power conflict. She only wishes for her security to rub off on her feeble partner.
Bunn gets the impression on “Faded” a few tracks later that she’s been far too polite to this person, refusing to be controlled any longer.
Bunn authored and produced the majority of the content on Phase. She has also worked with Bryan-Michael Cox (Usher, Mariah Carey), WaveIQ (Duckwrth, GoldLink), Toni Braxton, Britney Spears, Lido (JoJo, Chance the Rapper), Epikh Pro (Bryson Tiller, Kiana Ledé), and others.
Bunn will join Alex Isley on the road next month for Isley’s headlining Marigold Tour. She will perform in four big cities, including Dallas, Austin, New Orleans, and Atlanta. Ticket information may be found here.
Bunn recently collaborated with Kenyon Dixon on his new album Closer, which was released in May. Bunn contributed to Keep Cool Records’ Songs From Scratch: Volume 1 last year.
Listen to Gwen Bunn’s new album Phase below.