First Listen: Alexander O'Neal, Christopher Williams and Gregg Jackson give us "Roses"

(September 28, 2020) Mark “Return of the Mack” Morrison might be considered a one-hit wonder by many listeners in the States. The distinctive hip-hop R&B crooner has remained a prolific artist and producer, however, over the last two decades. Following a number of impactful single releases in Europe, the artist has recently shifted his focus to running a label, Mack Life Records.

Mack Life’s latest release is a notable collaboration by soul heavyweights Christopher Williams, Alexander O’Neal, and Gregg Jackson. Entitled “Roses,” the romantic slow-jam finds Williams opening the first verse with his signature husky yet tender tone. Paired with a back-to-basics melodic structure, the tune quickly draws the listener in to the halcyon days of mid-‘90s R&B. While O’Neal’s voice has roughened with the years, it’s contrasted nicely by prolific nightclub singer Jackson’s supple tenor phrasing.

(September 28, 2020) Mark “Return of the Mack” Morrison might be considered a one-hit wonder by many listeners in the States. The distinctive hip-hop R&B crooner has remained a prolific artist and producer, however, over the last two decades. Following a number of impactful single releases in Europe, the artist has recently shifted his focus to running a label, Mack Life Records.

Mack Life’s latest release is a notable collaboration by soul heavyweights Christopher Williams, Alexander O’Neal, and Gregg Jackson. Entitled “Roses,” the romantic slow-jam finds Williams opening the first verse with his signature husky yet tender tone. Paired with a back-to-basics melodic structure, the tune quickly draws the listener in to the halcyon days of mid-‘90s R&B. While O’Neal’s voice has roughened with the years, it’s contrasted nicely by prolific nightclub singer Jackson’s supple tenor phrasing.

With lyrics that are respectful and unassuming, “Roses” is a most pleasing retreat from over-thought fare permeating much of the airwaves and many streaming sites at present. Delivered with appropriately earnest conviction by Williams, O’Neal, and Jackson, it’s likely to become a welcome addition to many fans’ personal playlists.

by Justin Kantor

Christopher Williams, Alexander O’Neal, and Gregg Jackson
"Roses"

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