R&B singer Ginuwine aims for more mature sound

According to Reuters, Ginuwine plans to further fuel the R&B fires with his fifth studio album, “Back II Da Basics,” which hits stores Tuesday (November 15). “I want to bring R&B back up to the place where it needs to be,” the singer said during a stop on his current promotional tour. “I have listened to radio and find it?s missing a lot of that content, the substance that was R&B music.” Having turned 30 last month, Ginuwine says he wanted to infuse “Back II Da Basics” (Epic/Sony Urban Music) with a more mature vibe. “With age comes wisdom,” the husband and father says. “I?m not as wild as I used to be. I?m able to express myself in a different way than before.” That is certainly the case when it comes to the album?s lead single, “When We Make Love” (No. 60 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart). The crooner — whose repertoire includes crossover hits “Pony,” “So Anxious” and “Differences” — evokes R&B legend Marvin Gaye on the slow and steamy romantic missive. Though Ginuwine?s first priority is to “take care of my music situation,” he says he still relishes acting and has some movie roles on the table. He last appeared in the feature film “Honey.” Previous acting stints include the former CBS series “Martial Law” and the movie “Juwanna Mann.”


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