With their brand new album Collide hitting stores on October 21, Boyz II Men deliver a visual for the recently released song “Underwater.”
Fitting with their announcement that this album would be a collision of sounds and styles, fusing rock, pop, and funk with the classic R&B that made their superstars, the single feels very much like Adult Contemporary Pop, but the trio’s harmonies and natural soulfulness are not completely lost. The single covers the topic of communication in personal relationships, while the visual features a short story involving a group of different individuals all dealing with troubles with family, boyfriends, girlfriends and bullies.
“Underwater is not about being heard – it’s about the ultimate disconnect in a relationship, so much so that words dissipate as the track progresses,” says founding member Shawn Stockman. “It sounds upbeat and bubbly, but the theme is real and relatable sound-wise.”
A different direction than we are used to from the Philly natives sonically, but theme wise, right where we should expect them to be at this time in their careers. In addition to the new video, they also recently released another new song titled “Already Gone,” which has a big pop sound.
Check out both below: