We lately recorded an epic version of our weekly SoulBack R&B Podcast with particular visitors 112. So a lot floor was lined with Mike and Slim of the group through the candid hour lengthy dialog, and one of the vital thrilling items of stories to come back out of that’s they’re engaged on a brand new EP.
In case you’re unaware at this level, Q. Parker and Daron have left the group, and 112 is down to 2 members. The group has continued to tour, and even lately launched the brand new single known as “Tonight”.
Following the optimistic response to that single, the group have now determined to launch a full venture. Read beneath as Mike reveals particulars of the upcoming EP, and remember to take heed to the total podcast to listen to extra of our dialogue with the group.
The factor is, we set out a grasp plan, what are we going to do to let the world know that it’s solely two members of 112 now. Because should you go and look on all of my Instagram web page, you’ll see that every part we put up that has 112 on it, you continue to received some stragglers and a few folks which can be questioning the place Q and Daron are. You nonetheless received a pair folks making an attempt to carry on, saying “I wish you guys would get back together.” We felt like, they are going to settle for it so long as we’re sincere about what occurred and so long as we maintain giving them good music. One of the keys was, to ensure that them to get the entire four man factor out of their thoughts, is to create some new music with simply Slim and myself. They will at all times bear in mind the four man music, however the 2 man music will help alleviate a few of that and likewise show you how to begin realizing that that is what 112 is now. Just like Earth, Wind & Fire went by a transition, identical to The Temptations went by a transition, identical to New Edition went by a transition, identical to Boyz II Men and Jodeci. Everyone I take into account nice goes by a transition. It enhances their story.
One of the important thing issues was, we’ve received to do a report. It was only a lovely factor. When you don’t must strive arduous, that you simply’re on to one thing. We didn’t must strive arduous with this report. It was going to be successful no matter who was on it. The beat itself might have rolled with out anyone on it. The author Marco wrote an unbelievable report that’s somewhat edgy and harking back to “Anywhere”. That’s form of the vibe we wished to get again on. Also, we wished to make an uptempo report. The final album that we did, it was an awesome album, it’s one in every of my favorites to take heed to. However, it was somewhat too sluggish. It was a sluggish album. What 112 is thought for all through the world, is uptempos. So we wished to do a report that reminded folks that we’ve “Only You”, “It’s Over Now”, “Dance With Me” and “Peaches and Cream”. That’s the mindframe we’re in.
From that, we’ve simply been getting an entire lot of assist from the fan base who’re ready on new music. So we determined to do an EP. We wished to check it out and see if folks even favored the report. Now that persons are digging the report, we determined we will do that. We knew we will tour, however we wished to guarantee that folks would simply not simply be nostalgic. We wished them to actually hear new music from 112. That was the mindframe. The EP wasn’t initially a part of the plan, but it surely’s all about changes. The extra we stored listening to folks say they want new music from us, we determined to do it.
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