Feel the Real

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Feel the Real
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 15, 2017 (2017-09-15)
StudioCastle Hill
The Inkwell
Atlanta, Georgia
GenreR&B, neo soul
LabelSoulstar Music Company, eOne Music
ProducerMusiq Soulchild (also exec.), BLAQSMURPH, Christopher Bradley, Phil Cornish, GMJR, J'Rell, David Luke, Alexander Plummer, Doobie Powell, Jonathan Troy, Elijah Y. Whittingham, Needlz
Musiq Soulchild chronology
Life on Earth
Feel the Real

Feel the Real is the eighth studio album by American R&B singer-songwriter Musiq Soulchild. It was released on September 15, 2017, by eOne Music. It features the singles "Simple Things" and "Start Over" the latter of which reached number 11 on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart. In November 2017, the album was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.[1]

Disc 1
1."Feel the Real" (featuring Marsha Ambrosius)Taalib Johnson, Marsha AmbrosiusDoobie Powell5:34
2."Benefits"JohnsonJ. Troy3:52
3."Serendipity" (featuring Willie Hyn)Johnson, Willie HynMusiq Soulchild, J. Troy, Philip Cornish3:44
4."Sooner or Later"JohnsonJ. Troy4:08
5."My Bad" (featuring Willie Hyn)Johnson, HynGMJR5:05
6."Start Over"Johnson, Cyrus Deshield, Campbellson ShackletonBLAQSMURPH3:50
7."Hard Liquor"Johnson, June Summers, J'RellJ'Rell3:33
8."Shudawudacuda"JohnsonJ. Troy3:30
9."Broken Hearts"Johnson, Summers, J'rell, Lo KeyJ'Rell3:55
10."Love Me Back"JohnsonBLAQSMURPH4:05
11."I'm Good"JohnsonJ. Troy3:26
12."Jussa Lil Bih" (featuring BLAQGxLD)Johnson, HynNeedlz, BLAQSMURPH3:30
Disc 2
1."Humble Pie"Johnson, HynGMJR3:41
2."Party Life"Johnson, Deshield, ShackletonBLAQSMURPH3:49
3."One More Time" (featuring Willie Hyn and The Husel)Johnson, Hyn, The Husel, Alexander LloydDavid Luke5:28
4."Let Go"JohnsonMusiq Soulchild3:54
5."Test Drive"Johnson, Summers, J'RellJ'Rell3:44
6."Like the Weather"Johnson, Christopher BradleyChris Theory3:26
7."Fact of Love"JohnsonMusiq Soulchild, J. Troy3:33
8."Heaven Only Knows"Johnson, Summers, J'Rell, Lo KeyJ'Rell4:10
9."The Moon" (featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson)Johnson, Neil deGrasse TysonGMJR, Alexander Plummer4:10
10."We Go Together Now"JohnsonGMJR, Elijah Y. Whittingham4:19
11."Sunrise Serenade" (featuring BLAQGxLD and Chris Theory)Johnson, HynChris Theory5:09
12."Simple Things"JohnsonJ. Troy3:43


Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • Marsha Ambrosius – arrangement, composition, vocal production
  • Blaqgxld – vocals
  • BLAQSMURPH – instrumentation, production, programming
  • Christopher Bradley – composition, instrumentation, production, programming
  • Gwen Bunn – synthesizer
  • Dan Cohen – engineering
  • Payge Cooper – drums
  • Phil Cornish – keyboards, production
  • Cyrus Deshield – composition
  • Blake Eiseman – mixing
  • Gmjr – instrumentation, production, programming
  • Terence Harper – trumpet
  • Rod Harris – guitar
  • Rod Harris, Jr. – guitar
  • Frank Houston – saxophone
  • The Husel – composition, vocals
  • Willie Hyn – composition, vocals
  • J'rell – composition, engineering, instrumentation, production, programming
  • Donovan Jarvis – keyboards
  • Jimmy Jones – trombone
  • Colin Leonard – mastering
  • Alexander Lloyd – composition
  • Lo Key – composition
  • David Luke – production, synthesizer
  • Sean Mack – artwork
  • Julian McGuire – guitar
  • Musiq Soulchild – arrangement, composition, cover art concept, executive production, instrumentation, production, programming, vocals, vocal arrangement, vocal production
  • Alexander Plummer – instrumentation, production, programming
  • Doobie Powell – instrumentation, production, programming
  • Campbellson Shackleton – composition
  • Leo Sibilly – engineering
  • June Summers – composition
  • Chris Theory – vocal arrangement
  • Jonathan Troy – bass, instrumentation, production, programming
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson – composition
  • Max Unruh – engineering assistance
  • Elijah Y. Whittingham – instrumentation, production, programming
  • Geremy Wimbush – drums


Chart (2017) Peak
US Billboard 200[2] 126


  1. ^ "AllMusic: Musiq Soulchild - Feel the Real". AllMusic. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Musiq Soulchild Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 26, 2017.