First Listen: Jon B and Donell Jones "Understand" on new duet

(April 13, 2019) Two artists who lit up the radio in the 90s but who've been relatively quiet over the past few years are Jon B and Donell Jones. They left lasting impressions back in the day with hits like "They Don't Know," "Someone To Love," "U Know What's Up," and "Where I Wanna Be," and lots of us have missed hearing them regularly.

So it is particularly fun to see them join together on a new romantic ballad that was released yesterday. "Understand" has the sound of a song from the turn of the century, and a sneaky-good vibe that grows with each listening. The accompanying video is also a bit of a throwback, but one that is less missed, with the trite, rather tired back-and-forth shots from emotive performing artists to a dimly lit (and dimly dressed) woman slowiy dancing and rubbing herself.

(April 13, 2019) Two artists who lit up the radio in the 90s but who've been relatively quiet over the past few years are Jon B and Donell Jones. They left lasting impressions back in the day with hits like "They Don't Know," "Someone To Love," "U Know What's Up," and "Where I Wanna Be," and lots of us have missed hearing them regularly.

So it is particularly fun to see them join together on a new romantic ballad that was released yesterday. "Understand" has the sound of a song from the turn of the century, and a sneaky-good vibe that grows with each listening. The accompanying video is also a bit of a throwback, but one that is less missed, with the trite, rather tired back-and-forth shots from emotive performing artists to a dimly lit (and dimly dressed) woman slowiy dancing and rubbing herself.

But getting past the video, the song is a welcome return of two great voices from the not-so-distant past. Check out "Understand" below, and tell us what you think.

Jon B and Donell Jones - "Understand"

 

 
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