From The Vault is back this week and salutes another major artist.
Today’s pick is ‘Have You Ever’ by the Vocal Bible herself, Brandy.
Helmed by wordsmith Diane Warren and maestro David Foster, ‘Ever’ was the third single from the artist’s 1998 blockbuster sophomore set ‘Never Say Never.’
Dealing with unrequited love, the ballad returned B-Rocka to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and Top 20 in the UK – at #13 – after the cultural reset that was the Monica-assisted ‘The Boy Is Mine.’
The song’s visual was directed by Kevin Bray and depicted a lovelorn Brandy house-sitting for her best friend…whom she secretly loves. While he’s away, she walks around his closest and even wears one of his suits.
‘Ever’ was a huge hit on BET, and also on MTV where it was nominated for a Video Music Award in 1999.
With only but a few days to go before Brandy’s TV comeback courtesy of ABC’s ‘Queens,’ we sincerely hope new music is on the horizon for the R&B royal.