The R&B trio Boyz II Men are back at it again with their new album Collide, which was released on Oct. 21, 2014.
Members Nathan Morris, Wayna Morris and Shawn Stockman introduce fans to something different from the usually soft, romantic melodies such as “End of the Road” and “One Sweet Day” that once ruled the ’90s.
Boyz II Men still uses love as the theme for the songs featured on the album but with a more up-beat, modern sound that will keep fans dancing and smiling.
The main songs on the album that are a definite must are “Me, Myself and I,” “What Happens in Vegas,” “Already Gone,” “Losing Sleep” and “Collide.”
“Me, Myself, and I” opens up the album with an auto-tuned sound followed by a reggae beat. The bass adds more flavor to the song and is perfect to listen to during a road trip or while doing homework. The song definitely leaves fans wanting to listen to the rest of the album.
“What Happens in Vegas,” the second song featured on the album, takes fans back in time to the Doo-Wop days of the 1950s. Boyz II Men delivers accapella-filled vocals that match the time period along with a story of finding love in Vegas but then losing it.
“Already Gone” features an upbeat sound with a strong drum-like bass in the background. The lyrics to the song features a variety of different sounds that seem to flow together to create a musical masterpiece. The beat starts off very fast then slows down when it gets to the chorus, then speeds up again. The lyrics to the song provide a smart choice for men trying to find a creative way to win back their women, just in case they run out of alternatives.
“Losing Sleep” begins with an acapella melody accompanied by an auto-tune twist. The bass in the background will cause fans to start bobbing their heads while wiping their tears after listening to the heart-felt lyrics about a broken heart, something that Boyz II Men are known for.
“Collide,” which is the last song on the album, serenades fans with a soft piano melody in the background and is accompanied by romantic lyrics and vocals. While the beginning of the album begins with an upbeat, reggae filled personality, the last song leaves fans with a relaxing tone.