There is no stopping R&B veteran Joe.
With over 20 years in the music game, the “I Wanna Know” hitmaker continues to bless fans with soulful and heartfelt music, and today marks the release of his eleventh studio album, Bridges. The follow-up to 2013’s Doubleback: Evolution of R&B is another wholesome body of work that will keep the soul grooving and the bedroom rocking.
“I love R&B music and I love what I do, so you won’t see the energy of me trying to do something that isn’t me,” Joe told YouKnowIGotSoul.com about the project. “I’m not going to be a full-fledge Hip Hop singer like some artists are now becoming or being a Pop dance star and trying to sell those records on that end. I’m sticking to what I like to do. It’s all about the soul and the love. That’s what is keeping it 100% when it comes to this R&B thing. I’m in my own lane and I love it.”
Bridges is led by the single “Love & Sex Pt. 2,” which featured Fantasia on the original, but due to legalities, Joe had to summon Kelly Rowland for a fresh remake.
“Kelly Rowland obviously brings that young Destiny’s Child energy that she has, but she grew into a beautiful intelligent woman,” says Joe. “Those are some elements that I saw going into creating this new version of the song. The first version is one of my favorites, but I think they’re both incredible because they give you two different looks. One is a ballad and one is a mid-tempo.”
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