Keith Sweat Talks Album 'Dress to Impress' & What's Missing in R&B on 'Steve Harvey' [WATCH]
After decades of releasing classic R&B hits, Keith Sweat is ready to release his latest body of work in July with his 12th studio album Dress to Impress.
The legendary singer recently visited the Steve Harvey talk show for a special theme week, where he performed some of hits, spoke to the audience about his new album and provided some insight on what he believes is missing in today's R&B music.
Sweat, who made his debut back in 1987 with his first studio album Make It Last Forever, is no stranger to the art of seduction, by way of a slow groove coupled with a little bit of begging. In fact, many fans agree with Pop Matters, who say "begging" was the sound and signature of a Keith Sweat song, that set him a part from all other smooth talking R&B singers of his day.
With hits like "Make It Last Forever," "I'll Give All My Love to You" and his 1996 classic single "Twisted" featuring Kutt Klose and Pretty Russ, the Harlem-born singer/songwriter definitely knew what it took to bring his career to new levels, and reached the height of his success during the '90s. Harvey recognized the impact of Sweat's music during that era of R&B and decided to feature him on a special themed segment of the show.
On Tuesday, June 14, in honor of Black Music Month, Harvey featured Sweat on his show for Men of the 90s R&B week, as reported by Smooth R&B 105.7, where Sweat dished on the effect his music had on so many of his fans.
"Fellas used to come to me and say 'yo man thank you for last night'," explained the 54-year-old. "...'I put on your music man, ah man and it was a beautiful night,'" Sweat continued.
The R&B crooner also described moments where playing some of his own songs for women that he used to date could quickly turn a "no" into a "yes" and make for a beautiful evening.
For Sweat, this is the mission that he wants to accomplish again with the release of his upcoming album, available July 22. The veteran hit maker vows to add a little something special back to music that he feels has been stripped, and no longer displays the etiquette of a gentleman who knows how to romance his woman and leave a lasting impression.
In his PRWeb press release, Sweat stated how Dress to Impress "is a collection of songs about how a man should treat his woman, how to woo and romance her, and make sure you put in the effort to treat that special person right, bringing more to the table than just what you see on the outside."
With over thirty years of music and deemed as the Godfather of R&B, Sweat reminded the Harvey audience of why he's lasted so long, performing a medley of his hits.