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R&B Lonely Gaze by @Al_Patron

R&B Lonely Gaze by @Al_Patron

Album covers usually tell a story, the artwork is essentially telling what creative mood the artist(s) was/were in during the making of said album. I am of the very real opinion that R&B music fell off once singers stop hitting that lonely gaze pose on their album covers; let's examine a few, shall we?

This lonely gaze is a classic out the window searching for clarity about just what the fuck is going on in life. Case looks like he lost his lady but he's hoping the lonely gaze will draw her back to his crib like how you would wait by the door to hear the ice cream truck.

This lonely gaze is a classic out the window searching for clarity about just what the fuck is going on in life. Case looks like he lost his lady but he's hoping the lonely gaze will draw her back to his crib like how you would wait by the door to hear the ice cream truck.

I call this lonely gaze, the player hater. It's no secret Joe is a player hater, most r7b singers are but he's a special type of player hater. He has that "my sis" look to his face, while taking your lady down and you haven't the slightest clue. Very filthy.  

I call this lonely gaze, the player hater. It's no secret Joe is a player hater, most r7b singers are but he's a special type of player hater. He has that "my sis" look to his face, while taking your lady down and you haven't the slightest clue. Very filthy.

 

"Better Days" this nigga Joe is on another planet with the player hating. Peep the lonely gaze with the faux prayer/Birdman hands like he's just waiting to tell your lady all the things you ain't doing right out in the streets. What a piece of shit.  

"Better Days" this nigga Joe is on another planet with the player hating. Peep the lonely gaze with the faux prayer/Birdman hands like he's just waiting to tell your lady all the things you ain't doing right out in the streets. What a piece of shit.

 

This is when Usher was Haitian and going thru it with his lady. See he uses the Martin Payne lonely gaze when he was trying to get Gina to double back on their celibacy bet. That's a Haitian for you, always thinking 5 steps ahead.

This is when Usher was Haitian and going thru it with his lady. See he uses the Martin Payne lonely gaze when he was trying to get Gina to double back on their celibacy bet. That's a Haitian for you, always thinking 5 steps ahead.

Another Haitian Usher lonely gaze, this time he does the "damn, she really fucking left" gaze. Doesn't get much lonelier than that, I think Usher stopped being Haitian after this album.

Another Haitian Usher lonely gaze, this time he does the "damn, she really fucking left" gaze. Doesn't get much lonelier than that, I think Usher stopped being Haitian after this album.

Speaking of Haitians, this neo-soul crooner (I love the word crooner) basically did a selfie lonely gaze on his album cover. His face is screaming, "Baby please?! What the fuck do you need me to do? I already don't use soap & do yoga babe." 

Speaking of Haitians, this neo-soul crooner (I love the word crooner) basically did a selfie lonely gaze on his album cover. His face is screaming, "Baby please?! What the fuck do you need me to do? I already don't use soap & do yoga babe." 

Haitian Maxwell was at it it again. This lonely gaze is basically him drowning in his woman's love, not basically, literally. How you so in love with a woman that you want to be her embryo? That's a lonely gaze I just don't want to know about. I don't ever need to be so lonely or in love that I want to be in her placenta. Fuck that.

Haitian Maxwell was at it it again. This lonely gaze is basically him drowning in his woman's love, not basically, literally. How you so in love with a woman that you want to be her embryo? That's a lonely gaze I just don't want to know about. I don't ever need to be so lonely or in love that I want to be in her placenta. Fuck that.

The king of the lonely gaze is here. Carl Thomas is a pioneer, this lonely gaze is the follow her in the store and act like you bumped into her randomly lonely gaze. This is not a rookie gaze, this is for the veteran who knows how to to close the deal.

The king of the lonely gaze is here. Carl Thomas is a pioneer, this lonely gaze is the follow her in the store and act like you bumped into her randomly lonely gaze. This is not a rookie gaze, this is for the veteran who knows how to to close the deal.

The king Carl Thomas has the loneliest of lonely gazes on  this album cover. He's sitting on a plush (is that velvet??) couch while lonely gazing into where his life was So Much Better when she was sitting next to him. Ouch. 

The king Carl Thomas has the loneliest of lonely gazes on  this album cover. He's sitting on a plush (is that velvet??) couch while lonely gazing into where his life was So Much Better when she was sitting next to him. Ouch. 

The GOAT of lonely gaze album covers from the KING of the lonely gaze Carl Thomas. The mahogany leather couch, the black alpaca throw rug, the cable knit turtleneck and baggy bracelet. This is the epitome of pain, look at his fuckin hand, he doesn't know what to do, that's where she would pull up on him and he'd grab her by the waist or smack her on the ass, he is SICK. He's lonely gazing at the television & I bet money that shit wasn't even on, he's just imagining her yelling at him and telling him how much he broke his heart but he didn't even mean to. We all been there Carl Thomas, I feel your pain, truly my brother.

The GOAT of lonely gaze album covers from the KING of the lonely gaze Carl Thomas. The mahogany leather couch, the black alpaca throw rug, the cable knit turtleneck and baggy bracelet. This is the epitome of pain, look at his fuckin hand, he doesn't know what to do, that's where she would pull up on him and he'd grab her by the waist or smack her on the ass, he is SICK. He's lonely gazing at the television & I bet money that shit wasn't even on, he's just imagining her yelling at him and telling him how much he broke his heart but he didn't even mean to. We all been there Carl Thomas, I feel your pain, truly my brother.

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