From The Vault is back with a track straight from the mighty 90’s.
En Vogue’s ‘Whatever’ is this week’s pick.
Issued as the second single from the Funky Divas’ third LP ‘EV3’, it stands as the ladies first offering since Dawn Robinson’s departure.
Helmed by Babyface, it marked a change in the group’s sonic trajectory after working extensively with production duo Denzil Foster & Thomas McElroy on previous projects.
Though not as successful as its predecessor, the Robinson-led ‘Don’t Let Go’, the jam still managed to hit the Top 20 in both the US and the UK, at #16 and #14 respectively.
Frequent collaborator Matthew Rolston was the director for the accompanying video.
Set in a spooky beauty salon, the clip showcased the darker side of the group its members surrounded by mad scientists and donning BDSM-like outfits. Ironically, in all their monstrous-glory, En Vogue never lose their effortless elegance. The definition of a class act.
Years after their latest fall-out, it seems the original line-up still haven’t patched things up…
With groups like Xscape and New Edition enjoying career revivals at present, we’re sure we’re not the only ones hoping that the founding foursome mend fences.
We don’t care if it means spilling their tea on a reality TV
or launching a Kickstarter campaign, as long as musical activity follows.
En Vogue, ready when you are!