Brian McKnight has returned this year with the brand new album Better, his 12th studio LP. While he continues to tour the world and promote the project, the R&B veteran teamed up with Guitar Center for a special performance as part of their “At: Guitar Center” web series.
McKnight visited the music chain store’s unique Vintage Room at their Hollywood location to deliver his one-off performance of the album’s title track, and also shared his personal truth behind the song’s lyrics.
“It’s really our story, Leilani and my story,” he explains. “It took me 42 years to find real love, and I was wondering if people are out there that have given up on the idea that it’s possible. If I can find it then you can find it, and that’s the other side of this ‘Better’ thing. But as you listen to the lyric of ‘Better’ it’s exactly the way that I feel, and some might say ‘Why are you concerned with being that vulnerable in case this doesn’t work out,’ but really honestly that’s how I feel and I wanted everybody to know that’s how I felt, and more than anything I wanted her to know how I really felt. Sometimes the only way I can really express it is to write it in a song.”
Watch Brian’s exclusive performance below, and pick up his album here.
The full interview portion is available at: http://gc.guitarcenter.com/podcast/