If you are yearning for that classic R&B sound that’s reminiscent of hits like “My, My, My,” “Can You Stand the Rain,” or “My Body,” then look no further; an R&B mainstay is back with a new single.
“Slip on your red dress, and put on your high heels,” because multi-Grammy-nominated singer Johnny Gill and his longtime band mates, New Edition, have reunited to get you in the mood. The single “This One’s for Me and You” is the third release off Johnny Gill’s latest album, Game Changer. The sultry romantic single features Gill sharing lead vocals with Ralph Tresvant and Ricky Bell. It’s a mid-tempo song with a familiar feel that will tickle your musical fancy and keep you wanting more from the group as a whole.
The video for the single premiered last month on Centric TV and shows the group in their element with the fancy footwork and harmonizing melodies.
Gill is celebrating 31 years in the music industry and already has an impressive discography of music as a solo artist and a member of New Edition and L.S.G. Gill released Game Changer in 2014, and the album debuted at #6 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart. The album features mature, grown and sexy sounds that allows Gill’s vocals to caress an assortment of songs that range from mid-tempo, to bedroom ballads and a dance track. The album is a reminder that Gill still has what it takes to “Rub You the Right Way” with his music.
As for what’s next for Johnny Gill, there’s good news! New Edition is currently rehearsing and expecting to hit the concert trail soon. Gill will also be making some appearances as a solo artist at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, Funk Fest, and the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage.
For more information on Johnny Gill, check out his website and follow him on Twitter @realjohnnygill.
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