This Summer, the divas of Danity Kane are heating up the airwaves with their blazing new single ‘Lemonade’. So, what better way to salute the ladies return than by journeying back to one of their break-out hits.
Yes, this week’s From The Vault pick is the group’s second single ever – ‘Ride For You’.
Released in December 2006, the track saw the then-five-piece showcase their pipes after serving up swagger aplenty on preceding single Show Stopper’.
With the popularity of hard-hitting ballads at an all time high – thanks to the likes of Mariah Carey’s ‘We Belong Together’ and Mary J’s ‘Be Without You’, the group tapped the man responsible both tracks Bryan Michael Cox to pen ‘Ride’.
The result? A delicious slice of balladry than firmly established the “DK brand” as more than a one trick pony.
Indeed, though the track could only manage a #78 placing on the Billboard Hot 100, ‘Ride’ proved that each member possessed a powerful vocal; which, when juxtaposed against their performance ability, very much established Danity Kane as a legitimate supergroup.
Thematically, the song’s Marcus Raboy directed video saw each member navigate through different seasons. Though by no means groundbreaking, it served as a fitting visual homage to the different flavours that make up one of the best female collectives in recent memory.
For many, the story of Danity Kane reads like a titillating page-turner. Make-ups, break-ups, comebacks, and setbacks. Yet, more than anything, it’s always felt somewhat incomplete; cliché as it sounds, almost as if the best is yet to come.
Now a trio, it’s clear the DNA of the new DK remains as strong as ever. As such, here’s hoping the ladies reap the rewards of their hard work. Because a victory for this latest incarnation is very much a victory for every member than at has ever sung under the Danity Kane name.