STILL GOT IT? Brian McKnight's "4th Of July" Single
R&B crooner Brian McKnight is hyping up the release of his 15th album More Than Words with his old-school flavored single "4th of July." But we're wondering....does he have "it"? Decide if Brian can still floss the silky sound inside....
Brian McKnight caused quite the controversy last year when when his x-rated track "If You're Ready To Learn" went viral and showed that the G-rated songster had a freaky side. And with his first album in two years, More Than Words, due March 19, the singer manages to gives us those lush vocals we've come to love and still expose his naughty side.
And he continues with the controversial ish like what he recently said about another track on the album, “I Didn’t Really Mean To Turn You Out.” He told Huff Post Black Voices:
"...To kind of take people’s minds off the fact that I just really said that. Because we all been there like, “Girl, I told you, you can’t love this d*ck like that. I told you in the beginning.” [Laughs] It’s real tongue and cheek."
But outside of his journey to the naughty side, Brian explained why he's still chugging along in a business that's changed drastically over the years:
I really didn’t think I would have this much to say anytime soon. And when the label came to me to say, “would you like to do another record,” I said, “Well I got these sixteen songs sitting here, so let’s do it.” And that was pretty much it...I never stopped writing, it’s just the way that the business is now you just try to find a different model. But once I started writing I said to myself, “Maybe, I’ll do one more, let’s see what happens. Let’s see if the world is ready for another one.” So we’ll see.
Now, you can decide if this is the old Brian McKnight we came to love. Listen to his new "4th of July" single below: