After breaking into the music business as part of Teddy Riley’s hit-making group BlackStreet, Dave Hollister brought his gritty tenor, down home and soul-drenched ‘keeping it real’ approach to a string of hits.
Although, many feel that he has been under-recognized, possibly because of the multi-faceted nature of his personal and artistic journey. Shanachie Entertainment is proud to announce that, in partnership with Conjunction Entertainment, TopNotch Music, and Hollister Music Group, they will release Hollister’s new album, The MANuscript, on August 19.
The follow-up to 2014’s Chicago Winds…The Saga Continues, the album has been described as “a state-of-the-nation exploration of the nature of men, women and relationships on the contemporary landscape.” In addition to the announcement about the album, the R&B vocalist has shared the project’s first single, the moving ballad “Definition of a Woman,” produced by Walter W. Millsap III (Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez).
“We are really pleased to be releasing Dave Hollister’s new album, which I think will be received as a major artistic statement by him,” says Shanachie General Manager Randall Grass. “While it is widely recognized that he has a great voice, we don’t feel that the depth of his talent has gotten its due yet. We think this album will change that.”
Hollister just shot the music video for “Definition of a Woman,” which co-stars fellow Chicagoan, actress Lisa Raye.
Take a listen below.