Babyface creates young alter ego to release vaulted "Rock Steady"

(May 27, 2021) The first look at the computer-generation photo is unnerving. It looks like a “mini-me” of Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, the legendary songwriter, producer and performer.

But “Lil BayFace” is a light-hearted look back by Babyface at some of his early demo work as a young songwriter. Face posted a mock press conference with him interviewing his younger self about the first song pulled from the vault, a original demo of “Rock Steady,” an early Babyface/L.A. Reid composition that became a #1 smash for The Whispers and began a decade-plus period of chart domination.

The whole “Lil BayFace” look is a bit creepy, but there is no denying the power of the music, even in a rougher demo form. “Rock Steady” was and is the real deal.

Face is promising more of these and we’re all for it. But please, put away that picture!

(May 27, 2021) The first look at the computer-generation photo is unnerving. It looks like a “mini-me” of Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, the legendary songwriter, producer and performer.

But “Lil BayFace” is a light-hearted look back by Babyface at some of his early demo work as a young songwriter. Face posted a mock press conference with him interviewing his younger self about the first song pulled from the vault, a original demo of “Rock Steady,” an early Babyface/L.A. Reid composition that became a #1 smash for The Whispers and began a decade-plus period of chart domination.

The whole “Lil BayFace” look is a bit creepy, but there is no denying the power of the music, even in a rougher demo form. “Rock Steady” was and is the real deal.

Face is promising more of these and we’re all for it. But please, put away that picture!

 
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