First Listen: The Force MDs return to "Make U Happy"

(February 14, 2020) Wow, it is tough to think about soul music in the 80s and 90s without spending some time on the Force MDs. They helped define the era with their brand of classic-soul-meets-hip-hop, and enjoyed a string of big hits that we still love listening to today.

The group has had its share of tragedies over the years (check out their Unsung episode), but they've soldiered on, even performing at our SoulTracks 10th anniversary concert a few years ago, and still sounding great. Now a trio, the Force MDs have just released a new song that recalls the memorable sound of many of their biggest hits. "Make U Happy" is a romantic gem, and we are smitten from the get go.

(February 14, 2020) Wow, it is tough to think about soul music in the 80s and 90s without spending some time on the Force MDs. They helped define the era with their brand of classic-soul-meets-hip-hop, and enjoyed a string of big hits that we still love listening to today.

The group has had its share of tragedies over the years (check out their Unsung episode), but they've soldiered on, even performing at our SoulTracks 10th anniversary concert a few years ago, and still sounding great. Now a trio, the Force MDs have just released a new song that recalls the memorable sound of many of their biggest hits. "Make U Happy" is a romantic gem, and we are smitten from the get go.

The group tells us, "'Make U Happy' is our new song written by Terrell Burnside and Jalil Shafi produced by the legendary Donnie Lyle.  We wanted to keep the legendary Force M.D.'s sound, but with a modern R&B feel.  Funny story about the song - we we're all in a down mood when we went to the studio that day.  When we got the actual song and saw it was called 'Make U Happy,' we all kind of laughed.  The song changed our vibe that day and we made some magic happen."

Check out "Make U Happy" below and welcome the Force MDs back to SoulTracks!

Force MDs - "Make U Happy"

 

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