First Listen: Klymaxx's Bernadette Cooper makes us "Believe"

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(August 30, 2020) The men all pause when Bernadette Cooper walks into the room. Especially if it’s for a new track. The legendary Klymaxx frontwoman has been pretty busy since her Solar Records heyday, from forming a newer girl group in the late ‘80’s with Madame X to uniting the O.G’s back together (since their Unsung episode premiered in 2009). And in 2015, she dropped Last Diva on Earth, Episode 1: Planet Sexy on our listening ears, and most recently teamed up with Klymaxx lead vocalist Lorena “Lungs” Stewart for “How to Survive a Midlife Crisis.” Now, a new single has emerged from the “Men All Pause” star, one that feels like a proper late-summer R&B climax.

(August 30, 2020) The men all pause when Bernadette Cooper walks into the room. Especially if it’s for a new track. The legendary Klymaxx frontwoman has been pretty busy since her Solar Records heyday, from forming a newer girl group in the late ‘80’s with Madame X to uniting the O.G’s back together (since their Unsung episode premiered in 2009). And in 2015, she dropped Last Diva on Earth, Episode 1: Planet Sexy on our listening ears, and most recently teamed up with Klymaxx lead vocalist Lorena “Lungs” Stewart for “How to Survive a Midlife Crisis.” Now, a new single has emerged from the “Men All Pause” star, one that feels like a proper late-summer R&B climax.

“Believe In Us!,” released on the Yoruba Soul label, integrates P-funk vibes with rhythmic neo-soul. Chiefly assembled by L.A. producer Osunlade (Musiq Soulchild, Eric Roberson, Martha Wash), this smooth banger, ripe with funky guitar riffs and Cooper’s indelible rap style, points to the magic of love and trust. “We should be together/Giving each other pleasure,” the chorus rings out before asking the burning question: “So why not, why not believe in us?”

Check out the new single, and let us know how much you believe in it. 

By J Matthew Cobb

Bernadette Cooper
"Believe In Us!"

 
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