With WE tv’s SWV Reunited now in its second season and Coko, LeeLee and Taj having hit the stage of BET’s Celebration of Gospel 2014 special, you would think that SWV would be pushing a new album by now. Unfortunately the legendary girl group has spent more time taping the show than recording music in the last few years. It looks like singer/songwriter/producer 1-O.A.K. is stepping in to bring some new flavor to the singers’ sound with this refreshing remix of their 1997 slow jam “Rain.”
Hitting SoundCloud this week with this party-ready take on an old classic, 1-O.A.K. reminds us just what we loved most about this jam while adding a bit of a bounce to it. With Coko’s beautiful vocals leading the way, 1-O.A.K. takes this song to higher heights with the use of synths and additional drums that put you in the mind of another great ’90s bop, “My Boo” by Ghost Town DJ’s. This dope rendition will surely have us bouncing for a while, but we’re totally hoping that SWV comes through with a follow up to 2012 album I Missed Us and sooner than later.