*(Los Angeles) – Jon B, the Platinum-selling artist, who paved the way for the likes of Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke – is preparing to debut his new single entitled, “Comfortable Swagg,” on November 11. His new CD, also titled “Comfortable Swagg,” will be released in February, 2012.
Although this impresario’s career has rubbed shoulders with legends from Luther Vandross to Babyface and from Tupac Shakur to Clive Davis, this marks his first totally independent venture through his own label Vibezelect Inc.
According to Jon B:
“It’s one thing to talk a good game, saying you got swagger, but it’s another to make people feel comfortable and inspired – that’s Comfortable Swagg!”
“Comfortable Swagg” (Vibezelect Inc.) reflects that Jon B is a family man now and that cradle of monogamy is a theme throughout his lyrics and sound.
His journey through the crazy and wild music industry, that at most times represents anything but that, is documented in these songs.
“I’m changing with the times. I’m a grown man that knows about love and I’m not afraid to express it!” he says.
The album, entirely produced and written by Jon B., includes a feature by the Legendary DJ Quik on the track, “Fill Your Cup,”
Jon B has always been surrounded by music his entire life. He had an arsenal of original music material by the time he met Babyface Edmonds and then-wife Tracey Edmonds and launched his career on their Yab Yum Records (which morphed into Edmonds Record Group later on).
His debut album “Bonafide” went platinum and received Grammy nominations for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for the single, “Someone to Love,” a duet with Babyface that was a #5 hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts.
Jon B can go in any direction really whether it be R & B, or Hip Hop. In addition to Tupac he has worked with Nas and has been produced by Just Blaze (Jay-Z, DMX, Fabolous). So a genius like him usually just goes where the music in his mind and soul leads him. And now all are invited to delight in “Comfortable Swagg.”
Jocelyn R. Coleman