Jazmine Sullivan Performs Her Heartbreaking Ballad "Forever Don't Last" Live On 'The Real'
Fresh off the release of her brilliant new LP Reality Show, Jazmine Sullivan stopped by the daytime variety/talk show The Real to perform her brilliantly wounded ballad “Forever Don’t Last.” Backed by only a crystalline acoustic guitar, Sullivan belted out the number with literally awesome power–the jaw drops in the room are almost audible as she launches from bridge to chorus to a vocal solo loaded with raw, searing emotion. A tale of finally admitting that a once-eternal love affair has met its end, “Forever Don’t Last” is a case of perfect singer, perfect song. Sullivan’s performance flies by in seemingly no time at all–it’s impossible not to hit the replay button. Just try.
Sullivan just recently bowled us over at the advance listening session for Reality Show just last month–but then again we were sure we’d be fans from the very first time we heard the original studio recording of “Forever Don’t Last.” For ardent fans of R&B who like traditional talent just as much as left-field creativity, Ms. Sullivan seems to have it all. Watch her live performance below and purchase Reality Show on iTunes if you haven’t already indulged.