THE REAL THING is a passionate song cycle about relationships, and Williams handpicked each song on the record as it relates to a phase of the modern-day love affair seen from a woman’s perspective. From the two new songs penned for the CD by Babyface (“Loving You” and “Just Friends”) to “Hello Like Before” by Bill Withers (Williams’ late father’s favorite artist) to Stevie Wonder’s “The Real Thing” to Babel Gilberto’s “Close To You,” THE REAL THING taps into the wide breadth of Williams’ musicality and artistry. sourceFrom the snippets I heard on Vanessa's website it truly is a very breezy album. I imagine listening to it while I'm sitting on a beautiful beach with a drink in hand. Or at least sitting near a window on a warm summers day with a nice breeze blowing through my window. Yes, it's one of those type of albums. It's smooth Jazz with hints of Latin flavor. Covers but also originals that makes for a lovely summer album for both the smooth Jazz and Adult Contemporary listener.
Here is the video for the single "Close To You" produced by Babyface