This week, From The Vault journeys back two decades to a time when R&B trio Blaque blazed the scene with the infectious ‘Bring It All To Me.’
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Issued as the second single from the ladies self-titled debut album, the track was produced by L.E.S. and Cory Rooney. Its official remix featured the soulful (and criminally underrated) vocals from *NSYNC’s original leading man JC Chasez, but is credited to the band as a whole.
The jam was a chart hit in the US peaking at #5, their second Top 10 following debut single ‘808’ which aptly reached the 8th position on the charts.
Bille Woodruff directed the banger’s futuristic video that was in many ways very reminiscent of what iconic band TLC was putting at the end of the 90’s. Of note, given that the ladies were signed to Left Eye Productions.
To say that Blaque had potential would be a huge understatement. From the vocals and material to the sass and aesthetic, they embodied the newfound identity of R&B in the 00s and did so with finesse.
With member Shamari DeVoe warming audiences as the latest addition to the cast of ‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta,’ hopefully we see her go back to her first love.
In the here and now, though, salute to Blaque for this timeless bop that still sounds fresh 20 years later.