Dave Hollister shows no signs of slowing down. Following his touring run with Blackstreet 2 and the collaborative album with the United Tenors, the veteran R&B vocalist is prepping the release of his eighth studio album, Chicago Winds…The Saga Continues. Led by the first single “Spend the Night,” and produced by Warryn Campbell & Eric Dawkins, the new effort will tap into the feel good vibes of the 80s and 90s, while enhancing Hollister’s modern day sounds. Check out part one of our sit down with Dave.
The inspiration behind new single "Spend the Night": You hear so many songs about I just wanna get with her, I just wanna hit it, go home, I ain’t trying to keep you, and there’s no more songs about love and being with a woman for the rest of their life.
Relating to “Spend the Night”: Definitely true to life. Married to my wife for six years, we’ve been together for seven. I knew from the moment I saw her that she was going to be the one.
Viewpoint on Today’s Quick Divorces: Society has made it to the point where [people] forget the vows. The vows say ‘for better, for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health.’ Nobody knows what the worst is, you there for the ‘for better’; when the ‘for worst’ come you, ready to bail, and that ain’t what marriage is about. Like our Grandmothers and Grandfathers and our Great Grands that has been married 50 years and 60 years… I’m trying to figure out how people think they survived. For 60 years, you think they had good times all the time… I just think it’s a cop out. Sometimes people jump in too fast, they think they got something before they really find out who the person is that they’re with… it’s a quick bailout. I read my Bible; the only way to get a divorce in the Bible is [acts] of infidelity. That’s the only real reason.
What fans should expect on the new album: We tried to take you back to when music felt good… when music meant something. For us, it was the error of the 90s and 80s.