It has been said that true talent never dies. And in the midst of a classic R&B revival, the original group line up of the Platinum R&B vocal trio, After 7, makes a remarkably dynamic return with their unmistakable sound. Riding the wave of their new Billboard Adult R&B hit, “I Want You,” and reunited with esteemed Grammy winning producer/songwriter Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Daryl Simmons after a 20-year hiatus, After 7’s new single and forthcoming album marks a fine return to form a vocal group that adeptly distills the essence of soul.
Founded in Indiana by brothers Kevon and Melvin Edmonds along with friend Keith Mitchell, After 7 began as a trio intent on refining their live show at local venues. Some years following the group’s inception, Kevon and Melvin’s younger brother, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, began to take the R&B charts by storm with his unique and unparalleled musical prowess. As one half of a songwriting/ production duo, L.A. & Babyface, the younger Edmonds brother, racked up a bevy of hits with new and established artists such as Karyn White, Paula Abdul, and Bobby Brown. “At that time, everything they touched turned platinum or gold,” recalls Keith. “But we never thought that lever would be pushed in our direction as a trio.”
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