The lead singer of the 90s R&B group Mint Condition, Stokley Williams has released his much anticipated debut album, "Introducing Stokley."
The two time Grammy Award nominee charters a new course after over two decades as the lead singer of Mint Condition with his debut solo album which features guest appearances by Estelle, Robert Glasper and a multi production unit of Carvin Haggins & Ivan Barrias who are responsible for the success and hits of multi platinum acts as Ledisi, Tamia and Kenny Lattimore and many others.
The album’s groove laden lead single “Level” finds Stokley wielding his mighty pen as a songwriter, weaving lyrics of affirmation over a propulsive rhythm guitar driven track.
Stokley says, “We all seek to find someone or something that fits just right for us. Everybody wants something that fits with them comfortably. Something on their level.”
While working on his solo project, Mint Condition’s Christmas album Healing Season, was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Stokley also co-produced several tracks on Wale’s critically acclaimed albums The Gifted and The Album About Nothing – both of which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts.
It has been said that good things come to those who wait. For more than 20 years, fans have been patiently biding their time in hopes of a solo project from the lead vocalist of one of the most important R&B bands of the past several decades. With the bowing of Introducing, it’s safe to say the wait is over.
"Obviously some of it is going to be familiar, because of my voice. I’ve just expanded my sensibilities a bit more. Introducing Stokley is a look at the past and the future. The fresh and the familiar," explained Stokley about the new album.
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