It’s been 20 years since the beginning of their careers and for their anniversary Boyz II Men is celebrating their time in the music industry with a new CD. For this fan, it’s been too long since the last album that was released. The album in question, “Twenty,” will be released in the fall and include new songs as well as some reworked versions of their classic hits.
Shawn Stockman, whom you might see on NBC’s “The Sing Off,” gave us fans a few things to look forward to with this new album. “Nothing too extreme or dramatic, but we’ve added a few things here and there,” He said. “It’s our 20th anniversary, so we wanted to not only give our listeners something new, but our new listeners I guess an anthology. We hope that those people that we’ve touched before, we’ll be able to touch again, because they haven’t gone anywhere, they’ve just grown up.”
After the long wait, Stockman talked a little about the groups past and what exactly their plans are for the rest of their careers. “Looking back, it’s a great thing. It’s hard to talk about it because it’s something that we think it’s a great milestone in our careers, but we’re still hungry, and we still feel like we have so much more to contribute, musically and otherwise.” “We didn’t fall off. … Time and how things have gone in the industry and in life, it kind of preserved us to be able to have some sort of success.” Even though it’s been a while since I’ve heard from the “Men” in album form, there’s something inside this old Boyz II Men fan that is really excited about being able to see what they have to bring to the table again. This will be an album I will buy.