Gina Thompson solidified her place in the annals of R&B with her debut single “The Things That You Do (Bad Boy Remix)” back in 1996. She started out on top of the world with Diddy and Rodney Jerkins on production; songwriting by Jerkins, Missy Elliott and 112’s Daron Jones and Missy’s very first feature with her infamous “He-he-he-he-how-he-he-he-he-how!” line. Unfortunately, that success was short-lived, and her career eventually fizzled and she went on a self-imposed hiatus.
However, Gina Thompson is determined to become more than a ’90s R&B footnote. The singer has bounced back with the new single “Starving” and gotten involved in Web3 space with its release on the music NFT platform Infanity.
On “Starving,” Thompson shows that she’s still got the chops. She’s maintained her instrument quite well as she sweetly serenades the new man in her life who she already can’t do without. Time and circumstances don’t allow them to be together as often as she’d like, though, and she hungers for more.
“It’s already good, ain’t no question about it / But is it because I have to go without it / We always let the flame have its space / So it doesn’t blow up in our face,” she sings about letting their love thing breathe. That doesn’t stop her from missing him when they’re apart or even feeling a little unsure about their relationship when she sings, “Feels too good to be true / Wait for it to go bad.”
Gina continues being vulnerable on the chorus, singing, “Without your love, I would be starving / Boy, look at what you just started,” and straight-up yearning for his love. The chorus gets a little repetitive over the course of the song, but she wants to make sure that her man gets the message and acts accordingly.
“Starving” and Gina Thompson’s association with Infanity starts a chapter in her career. “I sang in the church before I even had a recording artist career, and I now understand music is what I am meant to do. Partnering with Infanity is like coming back home where I began,” she reflected in a press release.
Gina Thompson’s return to R&B is a welcome one. If you’ve been “Starving” for new music from her, get your fill of her new single right here and add the song to your collections and playlists from numerous digital music services.