Sparkle – ‘So Bad’ | New Music

Fans of 90s R&B will remember Sparkle best from her 1998 single “Be Careful” — a classic slow jam which featured then-mentor R. Kelly, who also executive produced her self-titled debut album. It was a relative success, going gold two years after its release in 2000. After parting ways with Kellz, she released her sophomore album on Motown; unsurprisingly, it failed to replicate the success of her debut.

Now, 12 years later, she’s back with new self-produced new single “So Bad,” a pretty run-of-the-mill piano-led R&B track that’s not exactly wack, but has little of the magic of the material which Sparkle released over a decade ago.