Peabo Bryson, whose hit-filled catalog includes “A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme),” “Feel the Fire,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Tonight I Celebrate My Love,” is back with his 21st studio album. Stand for Love arrives Aug. 3 and will feature Bryson’s current single “Love Like Yours and Mine” (No. 12 this week on Billboard’s R&B Songs tally) and “All She Wants to Do Is Me” (which premiered earlier this year on Showtime’s The Chi).
Stand for Love finds the Grammy Award-winning R&B/pop icon teaming with longtime hitmakers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. He is also signed to the songwriting/production duo’s Perspective Records, distributed by Caroline.
In a statement announcing his impending release, Bryson said, “Music is my passion and when it feels right, like ‘Stand For Love’ does, the whole world has an opportunity to experience the same energy. All of the right elements fell into place for this project and I challenged Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis to make me current…while maintaining the integrity of what I have built as an important body of work.”
Added Jam & Lewis in a joint statement, “Peabo is just one of the greatest voices of our time. He exudes a class and sophistication that’s so needed in music today.”
Beyond the two aforementioned songs and the title track, Stand for Love features these six additional selections: “Looking for Sade,”, “Goosebumps (Never Lie),” “Exotic,” “Here for You,” “Smile” and a live medley of Bryson classics: “Feel the Fire,” “I’m So into You” and “Tonight I Celebrate My Love.” The album is now available for pre-order here: https://PeaboBryson.lnk.to/StandForLove.
Bryson is scheduled for these upcoming performances (with more dates to be added):
May 25 – Nashville @ Music City Jazz Festival
June 1 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Steel City Jazz Festival
June 8 – Cincinnati @ Celebration of Black Music (Hyatt, Regency)
June 17 – San Francisco @ Stern Grove Festival
July 20 – Los Angeles @ Microsoft Theater
August 1 – Detroit @ Chene Park Amphitheater
August 3 – Willimantic, Conn. @ Jillson Square Park
Sept. 2 – Atlanta @ Mable House Barnes Amphitheater
Sept. 14 – Dallas @ Arena Theater
Oct. 6 – Las Vegas @ Orleans Hotel & Casino
Oct. 10 – Perry, Georgia @ GA National Fairgrounds