The Manhattans slow it down on new single, "What About You"

(November 2, 2021) The Manhattans, among of the great soul vocal groups of the past half century, returned this year with The Legacy Continues, their first all new album in nearly two decades. Gerald Alston, Troy May, and David Tyson have been touring together since a 1993 group reunion (with group co-founder Blue Lovett, until his 2014 death), but their only studio album in all of those years was the excellent 2002 release Even Now (later rebadged as Men Cry Too).

Now the trio has issued a new single from the Legacy project. “What About You” has a classic Manhattans vibe, with a spoken word intro leading into a ballad where Gerald Alston asks his woman whether she needs and wants the kind of love he has to offer, a love that would be there “through thick and thin.”

(November 2, 2021) The Manhattans, among of the great soul vocal groups of the past half century, returned this year with The Legacy Continues, their first all new album in nearly two decades. Gerald Alston, Troy May, and David Tyson have been touring together since a 1993 group reunion (with group co-founder Blue Lovett, until his 2014 death), but their only studio album in all of those years was the excellent 2002 release Even Now (later rebadged as Men Cry Too).

Now the trio has issued a new single from the Legacy project. “What About You” has a classic Manhattans vibe, with a spoken word intro leading into a ballad where Gerald Alston asks his woman whether she needs and wants the kind of love he has to offer, a love that would be there “through thick and thin.”

The group sounds great on the kind of nighttime ballad that we would have been dancing close to in a basement party circa 1985. Check out “What About You” below, and welcome the Manhattans back to SoulTracks.

The Manhattans – “What About You” 

 

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