First Listen: Brian McKnight Jr. helps Brandon Williams on lush new single

(August 31, 2018) It has been nearly four years ago since we first introduced SoulTrackers to Grammy nominated Detroit drummer and producer Brandon Williams. Over the years he had worked with a “who’s who” of stars ranging from Janet Jackson to Robert Glasper, but it was his auspicious debut album, XII, that took the world by storm and led us to its selection as our Publisher's Choice Album of the Year

We’ve been anxiously awaiting Brandon’s sophomore album, The Love Factor, for some time, as he’s given small teases on social media. And now we get to hear the first single.

“In Love” is an ethereal ballad featuring Brian McKnight, Jr. With a vibe similar to Brandon’s tremendous recording with Alex Isley a few years ago, “In Love” has an undeniably soulful aura, but with swirling strings and a wall of sound that provide a lush backdrop for young Mr. McKnight’s impressive vocals.

(August 31, 2018) It has been nearly four years ago since we first introduced SoulTrackers to Grammy nominated Detroit drummer and producer Brandon Williams. Over the years he had worked with a “who’s who” of stars ranging from Janet Jackson to Robert Glasper, but it was his auspicious debut album, XII, that took the world by storm and led us to its selection as our Publisher's Choice Album of the Year

We’ve been anxiously awaiting Brandon’s sophomore album, The Love Factor, for some time, as he’s given small teases on social media. And now we get to hear the first single.

“In Love” is an ethereal ballad featuring Brian McKnight, Jr. With a vibe similar to Brandon’s tremendous recording with Alex Isley a few years ago, “In Love” has an undeniably soulful aura, but with swirling strings and a wall of sound that provide a lush backdrop for young Mr. McKnight’s impressive vocals.

Brandon says about the recording, "It was a huge honor to work with Brian. I first saw him sing while touring with his father and I told myself then I’d reach out to work with him. He has an amazing gift not only vocally, but he’s an incredible songwriter as well. It was wonderful to collaborate and bring my musical vision to life."

Check out “In Love,” our newest SoulTracks First Listen, and get ready for The Love Factor.

By Chris Rizik

Brandon Williams feat. Brian McKnight, Jr.
"In Love"

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