he Duffie twins have a unique thing going as seasoned record executives in one genre and respectable artist in another. Over the past 10 plus years these guys have had a hand in the careers of some of todays biggest and brightest Gospel stars either promoting their music at radio or producing them, working with everyone from Mary Mary, Vicki Yohe, Donnie McClurkin, Kirk Franklin and a host of others. They have also created a very respectable name for themselves as R&B/Soul artist in a day where true music lovers long for the kind of quality music these guys put out.
The past decade has seen them release three projects that have given them acclaim not just in the US but in the UK where they have created a nice little following over the years. 2007’s “Yearning 2 Love” CD won them best duo/group at the Soul Tracks Awards and 2009’s “Enjoy The Ride” spawned the hit “Can’t Be Love” that become a mainstay on the Music Choice R&B/Soul channel and garnered spins on the nationally syndicated Michael Baisden radio show.
They have also been fortunate to have musical collaborations with many of their peers such as UK funk band Incognito and noted Saxophonist Kirk Whalum. Now combining all their years of experience as record execs and recording artist they are set to deliver the “Perfect” CD.
Packed with sophisticated quality R&B this project offers pristine work from the twins at their best. The title track from the new project is a soulful mid-tempo stepper that proclaims a love that is absolutely Perfect. With a music video that hints at the reality TV show the Bachelor; this song is the epitome of quality. “Sweetest Sensations” is another stellar track from the project that leans on the smooth jazz side which Kloud 9 has been known to do over the years. A track the offers all live musicians and vocals which truly compliment the name Kloud 9.
“Hopeful” is a haunting groove that makes you press the repeat arrow over and over again with vocals reminiscent of 80’s Michael Jackson and lyrics that reveal honesty from the soul of a man wanting to love.
The twins have reached deep into the soulful vaults of their soul with this project and will have fans of Kloud 9 captivated with the sultry soulful groove ballads “Falling In Love” and “One Thing”.
This entire project, aptly titled “Perfect” is about as close to musical perfection as Kloud 9 has ever been.
Look for the album later this year on Shanachie Entertainment US and Expansion Records UK.
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