Last October, Calvin Richardson released his latest album Gold Dust and gave SoulBounce an exclusive sneak preview of the project. The romantic collection was led by the single “Let Me Love On You,” and now The Soul Prince returns to our pages to get the pulse of the people to find out what they think his next single should be. Calvin has narrowed it down to two selections to battle it out: “Be Your Friend” and “If You’re Thinking About Leaving.”
Both songs feature Richardson’s signature soul but tackle different aspects of relationships. “Be Your Friend” finds Calvin in the courtship phase with the object of his affection and persuasively crooning that he wants to be more than friends. Meanwhile, on “If You’re Thinking About Leaving” Calvin’s relationship has lost its shine, and he tries to convince his lady not to leave him. He’s saying all the right things and hitting all the right notes on both tracks that are quintessentially Calvin.
With these songs sounding as good as they do, it’s going to be hard to pick a favorite for his next single but Richardson has faith in his day ones to choose his next hit. “You know there is nothing I like to do more than please my fans,” Calvin shared with us via email. “I write from the heart and realize that so many of you have experienced the same things that I have, so to be able to touch your hearts with my music is the ultimate goal. My fans keep me honest, which is why I am asking for your help to weigh in on your choice for my next single from the Gold Dust album!”
Listen to “Be Your Friend” and “If You’re Thinking About Leaving” below, then vote for the song that you think should be Calvin Richardson’s upcoming single. Voting is open until Wednesday, March 11th at 11:59 p.m EST. Once the votes are tallied, look out for the single to be released on Richardson’s label Shanachie Entertainment soon.