Just when you got that ”Shoop” song out of your head, along comes The Day (Oct. 22), the new album from Kenny ”Babyface” Edmonds. The singer-songwriter (and Midas-touch producer of the Waiting to Exhale soundtrack, Boyz II Men, and Eric Clapton’s current hit, ”Change the World”) says to expect the unexpected. ”I don’t think anyone will say it’s typical Babyface,” he explains. Indeed, the swinging remake of Shalamar’s ”This Is for the Lover in You” — which features the reunited group and LL Cool J — is ”the closest thing to hip-hop I’ve done,” says Edmonds. The lover-man known for silky ballads also serves up his first protest song, the anti-spousal abuse ”How Come, How Long,” cowritten by Stevie Wonder. Other guests on The Day include Mariah Carey, Clapton, and Kenny G.
Posted September 27 1996 — 12:00 AM EDT
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