SWV is making the most of the renewed attention coming their way after co-starring with Xscape in SWV & Xscape: The Queens Of R&B. The Bravo reality show may have gotten a little messy over its six-week run, but it has the trio trending and in demand again. Cheryl “Coko” Gamble, Tamara “Taj” George and Leanne “LeLee” Lyons have already been tapped to join Jodeci and Dru Hill on the Summer Block Party Tour that has fans clamoring to see all three groups. The upcoming tour isn’t all that SWV has on the horizon, with news that the ladies are actually working on new music.
Despite Coko previously saying that the group wouldn’t be releasing any new music after the lukewarm reception of their last two albums, I Missed Us (2012) and Still (2016), SWV is singing a different tune now. Word on these Internet streets is that the “Downtown” divas have an EP in the pipeline to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their 1992 debut album It’s About Time. Not only have they been crafting a new project, but they have singer, songwriter and producer Brian Alexander Morgan back in the mix.
SWV’s day ones know that Brian was the main songwriter and producer on It’s About Time and the maestro behind many of their hits, including “I’m So Into You,” “Right Here” and “Weak.” Coko, Taj and LeLee are looking to make magic with Morgan again.
In a recent Instagram post, Brian Alexander listed the latest RIAA certifications for SWV’s singles, many of which he worked on. Coko entered the chat and left the comment, “Now let’s go in the studio and cut this new smash!!!!!!” While an equally excited LeLee wrote, “Let’s Go!!!!!!” When asked by a fan about the song, Coko went on to state, “It stirred my soul.”
Brian also responded to some comments on the post and echoed SWV’s enthusiasm. From what we can gather, the release will be a 30th-anniversary EP, and he is only working on one song with the group. One song together may not be an all-out reunion between the former collaborators, but we’ll take what we can get.
It’s unknown if SWV and Brian Alexander Morgan have booked studio time to “cut this new smash” yet, but we already can’t wait to hear what our ’90s R&B faves cook up. It’s about time indeed.