“Leave It All Behind” finds The Foreign Exchange much closer in geography (Nicolay has since become a resident of Wilmington, NC), but located much further from their hip-hop origins. The album is a dark, multilayered affair that features Phonte showcasing his abilities as an exceptional lead and harmony vocalist, while Nicolay extends his musical palette to include sprinklings of jazz, downtempo, house and more.
In addition to appearances from longtime Foreign Exchange affiliates Darien Brockington and Yahzarah, the album also features guest shots from producer/keyboardist Zo!, the fast rising star that is vocalist Muhsinah and a string arrangement by 4 Hero’s Marc Mac on “If She Breaks Your Heart”, a cover version of a forgotten Stevie Wonder gem.
02. Take Off The Blues
03. All Or Nothing/Coming Home To You
04. I Wanna Know
05. House Of Cards
06. Sweeter Than You
08. If She Breaks Your Heart
09. If This Is Love
10. Something To Behold
11. Leave It All Behind
The album Foreign Exchange “Leave It All Behind” (Hard Boiled) has been released October 17, 2008.