SWV: Co-Sign

Posted December 20, 2011 by J Matthew Cobb in Reviews 1.0

SWV are “co-signing” on what looks like a healthy return to good R&B

R&B trio Sisters With Voices have been away for a long time. Since their departure from Missy Elliot beats and contemporary R&B slow jams like “Rain” and “Weak,” the modern world of R&B seems to be one gloomy planet. Frontlady Cheryl “Coko” Clemons saw the writing on the wall when their last album, Release Some Tension, was torched with naughtier “sex-me-baby” content than before. After a sudden breakup in 1998, Clemons focused on gospel albums; releasing two albums and a holiday project for Nashville-based Light Records. But the girls, now invigorated to make good on their well-earned reputation for EnVouge harmonies and ’90’s swagger, are returning to the game they once called home.

“Co-Sign,” handled by up-and-coming hip-hop producer Lamb, is the first single to burst from their stable of new content and it looks to be a definite return to the familiar. Hard live percussion, classic turntable action, throbbing bass, a sneaky reference to a past hit, (“Be Right Here”) and a Mary J-ish retro melody are all the components the song needs to burn up urban radio playlists.


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J Matthew Cobb

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