Still another eighties and nineties hit maker Christopher Williams marks a resounding return with his newest release, “Proud 2 Long”
For a short season, Christopher Williams brought some serious fire to the R&B charts and the New Jack Swing movement from the late eighties to the mid-nineties. Besides several hit singles, his biggest breakthrough came through a performance on the New Jack City soundtrack (in which he also acted), entitled “I’m Dreamin'”, which hit the top of the R&B/Hip-Hop charts in 1991. Though he has not charted in a very long while as a solo artist, this multi-gifted talent has kept quite busy in acting, whether theater, movie or TV productions, such as Guilty Until Proven Innocent starring K-Ci & JoJo and A Good Man Is Hard to Find, while contributing to other artists projects (Mary J. Blige, Miki Howard, i.e.).
All that aside, Williams’ diehard supporters can finally rejoice as he is slated to release a CD in 2019. In the meantime, his latest single for RFC/Fresh Records, “Proud 2 Long” delivers a jolting vocal turn about a could have, should have, would have song about regretting mistakes in a relationship while clearly expressing humble pie: “Sometimes you gotta’ lose to win.” The unobtrusive, aesthetically pleasing backdrop for this slow jam recalls the era where Williams first delivered his R&B gems. In essence, “Proud 2 Long” provides a superb preview, as to what Williams will have in store when his next full length arrives.
“Proud 2 Long” is now available on most digital outlets.
The Urban Music Scene