Blaque Out! is the second studio album by American trio Blaque. The album was scrapped a few weeks before its announced release date in the U.S. and Europe, resulting in an official release in Japanese markets only. It was released to mixed reviews.
Group member, Natina Reed, mentioned in her final interview that Blaque Out! was her personal favorite album by the group and also stated that, to date, it is their strongest album.
The album was confirmed to be released on December 11, 2002. The album was led by the single "Can't Get It Back". The single failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 but made its debut on the Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop only making its final peak at 91. A music video was shot on October 16 and 17 in Los Angeles. The video is directed by Liz Friedlander. According to their label, the clip shows each girl in their separate apartments, throwing tantrums where they rip pictures and discard memories. Due to unknown reasons the music video was shelved.
Blaque's second album, Blaque Out, finds the urban trio of female vocalists exploring much of the same terrain they explored on their debut album a few years earlier. However, like that album, Blaque Out has its share of lackluster filler. On the album's better moments, the trio co-opt many of the era's more successful trends, sounding often like Destiny's Child and other times like Janet Jackson. ~ Jason Birchmeir, All Music Guide.
1 After the 2007 iTunes version of the album disappeared from online catalogs in 2008, the album resurfaced via iTunes in 2011 with "He Said She Said" excluded from the album; there have been undisclosed reasons pertaining to the cause.