Twelve years since their last joint album, platinum-selling and Grammy Award-winning R&B group 112 have returned with their anticipated sixth studio album, Q MIKE SLIM DARON.
The follow-up to 2005’s Pleasure & Pain finds all 4 original members at the top of their game vocally across the 15-track project. The Atlanta natives originally teased the album with the sexy buzz track “Strawberry” and followed it up with the sultry R&B ballad “Dangerous Games,” which they recently visualized with a retro-styled music video.
The project is reminiscent of the 112 we all grew to love and also features Faith Evans on “Wanna Be Interlude,” the cosmic collaboration with Jagged Edge on “Both Of Us,” the tantalizing closing track “Residue” and much more.
Last week, 112 visited “The Breakfast Club” for a new interview where they spoke about how touring inspired them to release a new album. “Just getting that musical itch again as a group, you know as we were on the road just singing those classic songs and you know you start to get that itch and say ‘hey man lets hit the studio,’” explained Daron while the rest added “it was just time.” However, Mike revealed that they had some hesitation in regards to the sound that they were going to pursue as well. “With today’s music we didn’t want to have this antiquated frame of mind like we gotta do it like we did in the ’90s,” he said. “That was kind of in the back of our minds as well, do we want to do what they are doing nowadays or do what we say and remain to who we are.”
They chose the later and ultimately delivered a project that will perfectly fit in their continuously classic catalog.
Next month, fans can catch 112 performing at the 2017 Soul Train Awards, which will air on BET and BET HER on November 26 at 8:00 pm (ET).
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