By Jonathan Landrum Jr.The Associated Press
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019
LOS ANGELES - Johnny Gill might be considered an old-school crooner these days, but age has only been a number for the R&B veteran who is still making his presence felt.
Gill’s “Soul of a Woman” topped Billboard’s adult R&B songs chart in June and “Perfect” featuring New Edition bandmate Ralph Tresvant recently reached No. 22. The songs are lead singles for his eighth studio album “Game Changer II,” which arrives Friday.
With his new project, Gill said he wants to offer different melodies other than his traditional R&B flavour. The 11-track album includes slow ballads and up-tempo tracks, reggae tunes along with some Latin energy from Carlos Santana and Sheila E.
The album is a sequel to Gill’s 2016 offering, “Game Changer,” which included “This One’s For Me and You,” an adult R&B chart-topper with New Edition.