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SWV Talks Longevity, Success & Making Classic New Album


ABC RadioNext month will see the release of SWV‘s Still, the R&B trio’s first album in four years. After releasing two singles, “Ain’t No Man” and “MCE (Man Crush Everyday),” lead singer Coko tells ABC Radio that the secret to the group’s longevity is making undeniable hits.

“We put out quality music that has lasted,” Coko says as group member LeLee chimes in, “Timeless music!” Coko continues: “I think that’s what kept us going, you know. People want to hear us, and like I said, we’ve always had the talent; and to come back and we still can do it, it’s like, ‘Oh, OK, these girls got it.'”

Coko adds that support from their fans means everything. “It’s always a blessing to be able to still be here and fans want to hear you and they support your music,” she says. “A lot of the people that we did come up with, they’re not here anymore. So I’m just blessed, I feel blessed.

What can fans expect of their fifth studio album? “Definitely classic SWV,” Lelee says of the follow-up to 2012’s I Missed Us. “We didn’t stray away too far from where we left off ’cause we always going to have that SWV sound that they’re familiar with, but we had fun with music this time. So you’re going to hear a lot of songs that probably wouldn’t sound like a SWV records, but its going to be fun.”

Still will be released on February 5. In the meantime, the ladies are preparing to headline B.B. King’s in New York City on January 21.

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