It’s hard to imagine that Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds has been in the game, in some form or fashion, for damn-near four decades. That may date some of you Okayplayers, but it’s hard to bock at such a persistent presence in R&B, especially when the latter half of his career has found him on top of the pops as a producer and songwriter for everyone from Whiney Houston to Toni Braxton to Eric Clapton on up to current pop&b sensation Ariana Grande. But even with such massive successes with the some of the game’s most renowned voices, it’s been a minute since we hear the cool croon of Edmonds himself.
And so, in November of 2015, Babyface has revealed that he’s currently refining material for a new solo project, Tender Love, which is slated for a December 4th release, marking his first solo release in eight years. The lead-off single “We’ve Got Love” is a blast from the grown & sexy r&b years of the mid-90s, built over a slick, yet fairly dated, groove paired to a clip that finds him performing the cut from a lavish soiree in his own home. Fitting, yet certainly not pushing it. But we’ll leave the final call in your hands. Watch the homebody visual for Babyface’s new single “We’ve Got Love” below and hold tight for some new-ish sounds from the hit-maker in the weeks ahead.
Nov 07 @ Mandalay Bay Events Center – Las Vegas, NV
Dec 03 @ Verizon Center – Washington, DC
Dec 04 @ Hampton Coliseum – Hampton, VA
Dec 11 @ Caesars Atlantic City – Circus Maximus – Atlantic City, NJ
Dec 12 @ WMDX Holiday Jam 2015 – Detroit, MI