He's a cucumber-cool, Chicago-born soul crooner with a knack for composing infectious, urban-edged club bangers and lush, sensual ballads that distinguish him as one of R&B's most talented performers, so it's no wonder that Donell Jones is confident in the ability of his fifth studio CD, LYRICS, to reintroduce his music to loyal fans while piquing the attention of new ones. 'This album right here is, to me, the best so far,' says Mr. Jones, who is releasing the collection through his own label, Candy Man Music. 'I know a lot of artists say that, but I really feel that way. This is one you can play from beginning to end. I like to give a message in the music and I think that with this particular album, I really went into depth about certain situations we find ourselves in. I named it LYRICS because from the very start of my career, that's what I've tried to build on, writing strong lyrics and making sure that whatever I put out there, people can understand.'