I really, really miss this type of singing. Trey Lorenz has the type of voice that will make you remove your shoe and throw it across the room at the tv. Audiences were first introduced to Trey as Mariah Carey’s protege’ on Mariah’s amazing remake of the Jackson 5 classic “I’ll Be There”. From then on, we needed to hear more, and Trey’s response was 1992’s self titled disc.

The set opens with the hit single, “Someone to Hold”. This is the type of track that sounded good when it was initially released, but it sounds even better now- especially in this age in which you have to hunt to find good music on the radio. One of the things that I always say is, “If you’re going to do a remake, put your foot all of the way into that remake”. Thank God that Trey does just that on his remake of The Commodores “Just to Be Close to You”. Trey takes the classic tune and laces it with his multi-octave range. The result is remake gold.

Trey’s voice is so amazing, that even a basic uptempo track such as “Run Back to Me”, becomes special. You must hear the notes that he hits between 3:17 and 3:22 of this track. You can hear his mentor Mariah Carey’s production and vocal influence throughout this project, and that is not a bad thing.

Even though the cd has uptempo cuts, I’ll admit that I have a soft spot for the ballads and mid-tempo songs. “Baby I’m In Heaven” is such a breezy, smooth song that you will swear that it was a remake.

Do not miss the gorgeousness that is “How Can I Say Goodbye”. Trey hits a note at 2:46 that will make you want to lay prostrate in your living room.

As you rise from your prostrate position, you will hear the notes of the Bebe Winans produced inspirational tune, “When Troubles Come”.

Trey released his sophomore cd in 2006, but I still feel that he has only scratched the surface regarding this vocal range. Someone find Trey and tell him that the music game needs him, asap!

You can purchase the “Trey Lorenz” cd or mp3 album from Amazon.com