Joe Avoids Dance Euro Sound and Becoming Too Mainstream

Joe Avoids Dance Euro Sound and Becoming Too Mainstream

Singer Continues to Give Fans Classic R&B

Published July 6, 2011

When fans think Joe, they think, I Wanna Know and Ride Wit U. Mellow grooves that make you want to slow dance. The R&B singer, who is set to release his ninth album “The Good, the Bad, the Sexy” ensures fans that he is still bringing the music that they love. And that he will not be “steering too far mainstream,” according to singersroom.com.

“This is a very great album, more mainstream,” says Joe. “Different from Signature completely. It’s really more mainstream, and still a mix between mainstream and that classic Joe.” However, singersroom reports that the album won’t be headed in the direction of some of today’s top R&B artists, who have jumped on the dance/Euro pop sound. “I wouldn’t say it’s more dancing,” says Joe. “My first single is more on the dance side. [But] I wouldn’t say [completely] dance because when you say dance nowadays, you’re going more European. Everyone’s pretty much going that dance route.” 

He adds: “But if it doesn’t fit me or my style, I just think my fans would be utterly disappointed in me going that direction. So I tried to give them something of what they’re used to and something they haven’t heard before just to spark them up a little.” His new album is due to be released next month.

 

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Written by Bryna Jean-Marie

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