SoulTrackers know that we've been fans of Jean Baylor (formerly of Zhane) for a long time now. But we didn't know Detroit-based producer Brandon Williams, a protege of legendary producer Michael Powell (Anita Baker). Well now we're glad we do. Williams is a musician who "is on a mission to bring back Classic R&B by any means necessary."
That all sounds good to us, and he shows us he has the goods on the first single from his upcoming album XII. "Stonger" is a soulful midtempo written by Williams and Jean and Marcus Baylor with a great message -- and with Jean's always wonderful vocals. According to Jean, “It was an absolute pleasure working with Brandon on XII and putting our heads together to create 'Stronger,' a new R&B classic. We hope this song will help others to stick the rough times out. We're also very proud to be a part of a project that will represent what R&B music has always been.”
"Stronger" is our newest SoulTracks First Listen. Check it out below and tell us what you think!