Double Vision (Prince Royce album)

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Double Vision
Royce double vision.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 24, 2015 (2015-07-24)
Recorded2014–15
Genre
Length44:04
LabelRCA
Producer
Prince Royce chronology
Soy el Mismo
(2013)
Double Vision
(2015)
Five
(2017)
Singles from Double Vision
  1. "Stuck on a Feeling"
    Released: November 24, 2014
  2. "Back It Up"
    Released: May 4, 2015

Double Vision is the fourth studio album by American singer Prince Royce; it was released on July 24, 2015, by RCA Records. It is his first album to be recorded primarily in English.[2]

Background[edit]

While speaking about recording an English only album, Royce said; "It's not impossible, but I think it's unfair sometimes when you see an album that has five songs in English, five songs in Spanish. I think that I prefer to do separate albums for each. Definitely my intention is never to leave Latin music; I have a core audience there. But this English album is something brand new, like getting a new toy for Christmas. I'm getting the same feeling I got when I released my very first album, so I'm kinda just looking forward to having fun and doing both from here on out."[3]

Reception[edit]

Dennis Leopold from Rolling Stone gave the album 2.5 out of 5, saying "On his English-language debut, Latin superstar Prince Royce aims to prove himself the crossover heir to Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias... but Double Vision lacks focus, failing to establish a clear identity for Royce: He morphs from a version of Jason Derulo to Drake to Bruno Mars." adding "His voice is malleable enough, but he stands out most when he goes back to his roots. "There for You" floats along a tropical, guitar-laced groove, and "Lucky One" is all bachata sweetness, guaranteed to make the girls swoon."[4]

Chuck Campbell of Knox News gave the album 3.5 out of 5, saying; "While Double Vision isn’t a bold statement, it seamlessly eases Royce into the wider English-language pop market, a crisply produced modern album with dance songs, ballads and moderate amounts of Latin flavor. His voice is fairly distinctive with a wide enough range to help him navigate acoustic-rooted, swoon-worthy ballads like “Lucky One” and “Extraordinary,” soulful enough for the R&B-inflected cuts such as the sensual “Stuck on a Feeling” and glossy “Dangerous” and exotic enough to straddle the woozy electronic swagger of “Handcuffs” and tropical bluster of “Seal It With a Kiss.” [5]

Track listing[edit]

Double Vision – Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Stuck on a Feeling" (featuring Snoop Dogg)3:30
2."Handcuffs"
  • Evigan
  • Kirkpatrick[e]
3:41
3."Back It Up" (featuring Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull)
3:20
4."Lucky One"Gad3:57
5."Double Vision" (featuring Tyga)
Evigan3:35
6."Lie to Me"2:46
7."Dangerous" (featuring Kid Ink)
  • Rojas
  • Brian Collins
  • Shomari Wilson
  • Marc "E. Bassy" Griffin
  • Murphy Holmes
  • Yusuf Ali
3:50
8."Extraordinary"
  • Rojas
  • Westberg
Westberg3:24
9."Seal It With a Kiss"
3:36
10."There for You"
  • Rojas
  • Philip Constable
  • Brandon Hesson
  • Dominic Gordon
  • Jirou Williams
  • Hardwork
  • Hesson[b]
3:44
11."Paris on a Sunny Day"
  • Rojas
  • Parks
  • Robin Tadross
  • Ely Rise
  • Rob Knox
  • Parks[b]
5:07
12."Chemical"
  • Rojas
  • Bassy
  • Steve Mostyn
  • Alex Niceforo
  • Trevor Case
  • Mostyn
  • Niceforo
  • Oak[b]
3:34
Total length:44:04
Notes

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Mexican Albums Chart[6] 39
US Billboard 200[7] 21

Release history[edit]

List of release dates, showing region, versions, formats, labels, and references
Region Date Version Format Label
Worldwide July 24, 2015
  • Standard
  • deluxe
Japan September 23, 2015 Deluxe Sony Music Japan

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sheperd, Julianne Escobedo (July 21, 2015). "Prince Royce Makes a Play for Pop's Throne With 'Double Vision': Album Review". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  2. ^ Romero, Angie (June 12, 2015). "Prince Royce Announces English Album Release Date and Title". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  3. ^ Gary Graff (July 24, 2015). "Prince Royce Double Vision interview". www.billboard.com. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  4. ^ "Prince Royce: Double Vision". Rolling Stone. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  5. ^ Chuck Campbell (July 24, 2015). "'Tuned In' review: Prince Royce's 'Vision' targets expanded audience". www.knoxnews.com. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  6. ^ "Top 100 México – Semana Del 24 al 30 de Julio 2015" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 17 August 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Prince Royce Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 5, 2015.