First album in more than 20 years reunites the hitmaking group with Babyface.
It’s been more than 20 years since After 7 released a new album. But the group behind such enduring hits as “Heat of the Moment,” “Ready or Not,” “Can’t Stop” and “Nights Like This” hasn’t lost any time returning to the R&B charts.
Two songs from After 7’s newly released album Timeless (eOne, Oct. 14) — “Let Me Know” and “I Want You” — have already placed in the top 10 and top 5, respectively, on the Adult R&B chart. The group goes on to prove that its signature pristine harmonies are still in full effect on such noteworthy album tracks as “Too Late,” “Runnin’ Out” and a cover of the Stylistics gem “Betcha By Golly, Wow.”
Timeless marks both a creative and family reunion for After 7. The album was produced by the group’s longtime creative collaborators Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Daryl Simmons. Originally comprised of Babyface’s brothers Kevon and Melvin Edmonds with Keith Mitchell (cousin of Babyface’s former songwriter/production partner Antonio “L.A.” Reid), the current After 7 lineup features Kevon, Mitchell and Melvin’s son Jason Edmonds. Though he left the group in 1995, Melvin stepped back into the fold to help record Timeless. Also adding to the album’s family affair feel: nephew David Edmonds wrote, produced and sang on the track “Too Late.”