While rumors about new material from the Brand New Heavies has been circulating for some time, things got official late last year when the band started a Pledge Music campaign to fund Forward, their first studio album since 2006’s Get Used To It. The rumor mill was also churning regarding whether or not N’dea Davenport — who, lets face it, is the voice of BNH — would return to the fold for a full album. Well Forward has now got an official release date, April 29th to be exact, and the word on the internet streets is that N’dea will be making a return, but not for the entire album. She is featured on the project’s lead single “Sunlight” and teaser track “Addicted,” but a vocalist by the name of Dawn Joseph will flesh out the rest of the album. “Sunlight” is a zippy, uplifting slice of dance floor-filling soul that ranks up there with some of their catchiest work, while “Addicted” is a more mellow, guitar/bass-driven groove, both of which can be sampled after the bounce.
After the bounce
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