It's unfortunate, then, that said spice is used so sparingly across his debut album – though that's not to say the singer-songwriter hasn't made several commendable efforts to match his debut. Follow-up 'Solo' is just as if not more enjoyable than its predecessor, laying lovelorn lyrics about a girl who "left and sailed away alone" over the melody from Janet Jackson's 'Again' in charming and appealing fashion.
This Caribbean crooner is clearly more affectionate than his sex-mad R&B peers. An example? Future single 'So Big' is not the boorish manhood brag one would expect, but in fact refers to the size of Iyaz's love for his lady. "I don't care who passes my way – Rihanna or Beyoncé," he assures – what more could she ask for? In fact, after he broods further about his love for a woman unbeknown to him on 'OK' and confesses his true feelings to a friend on 'Breathe', it's clear that what we're really dealing with here is one lovesick puppy.
Since Replay features no proper club bangers, 'There You Are' offers a welcome change of pace on an album that otherwise sticks firmly within a BPM range of ballad to bouncy. The menacing 'Stacy', meanwhile, shows that Iyaz is willing to experiment with his sound, though the result suggests he might be better off sticking to what he knows best. That's exactly what he does for most of Replay, and while it may be a little under-flavoured in places, there's no denying this dish satisfies well enough in the finish.