Though we haven’t heard from him in a long time, a Montell Jordan track is always sure to get the party started. It’s a nice legacy to have, but it looks like the “This Is How We Do It” singer wants to keep the party going. To that effect, he’s returning to R&B with his first new material in over a decade with his single “When I’m Around You.”
Montell keeps things squarely in his wheelhouse with a jam that marries R&B smoothness and hip-hop grit to create a romantic jam. The track is all about the feeling he gets when he’s around his special someone, specifically his wife Kristin Jordan who he’s seen canoodling with on the single cover. “When I’m around you / I be stumblin’ over my feet,” he sings on the chorus. “When I’m around you / My heart just skips a beat.” While these sweet sentiments aren’t anything new, what sells them is Montell’s performance. The 50-year-old hasn’t lost a step vocally since his heyday, and the ’90s feel of the production bolsters the nostalgic feel he’s giving. Add in a quick 16 from guest Lecrae, and you’ve got what we like to call a jam.
We’re very happy that Montell Jordan has decided to bless us with something this nice after a lengthy hiatus. We can only imagine what he might have in store for us next. Get into his latest by pressing play below.