After a decade without a new album, Silk returns to the R&B scene with Quiet Storm, scheduled to be released on March 4, 2016. The lead single, “Love 4 U 2 Like Me,” offers a treat for romantics and gives music fans a taste of what’s to come in the album. The single’s quality shares striking affinities with the group’s classic hit singles like “Freak Me,” “Girl U For Me,” “I Can Go Deep,” “Hooked on You,” “Don’t Rush,” “If You,” “Meeting in My Bedroom,” and “We’re Calling You.” “Love 4 U 2 Like Me” offers the characteristic melodious sound and harmonies fans have come to expect from the group, and is sure to add special spice to couples’ intimate evenings.
On “Love 4 U 2 Like Me,” Silk examines the flawed manner in which some men approach dating. The artists contend that “dudes” are “doing too much” wrong in their relationships, which stems from them resisting “taking things slow.” The group communicates that “rushing” a relationship can often lead to its demise. The group shares their ideas on how to build lasting relationships and how to avoid common relationship pitfalls. “Experience,” as the quintet asserts, “makes you a better man.” Silk wants women to give them a chance to illustrate why “they are the best men they’ve ever known.” No doubt about it, Silk is poised to recapture the hearts, minds, and emotions of millions across the nation and globe.
Shanachie Entertainment, the group’s record label, states, “The Quiet Storm is the fruit of two years of crafting just the right material and ‘Love 4 U 2 Like Me’ is a great example of the quality of the upcoming album.” It takes time for artists to produce a truly substantive piece of work, but ultimately, fans will appreciate the time Silk invested in releasing their much-anticipated new album. And if the album performs as well as “Love 4 U 2 Like Me,” fans will make it difficult for the group to have another extended hiatus from the music scene.
—Dr. Antonio Maurice Daniels
Dr. Antonio Maurice Daniels is a Research Associate in Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He blogs regularly for his cultural commentary blog, Revolutionary Paideia. His works have been featured widely in academic journals and popular online publications, including Mused Magazine, The Black Man Can, and Healthy Black Men Magazine. He’s a Writer for Lunjeal Music Group, featuring gospel music star Jekalyn Carr. Follow him on Twitter at @paideiarebel.