Peabo Bryson, whose best-selling catalog includes “A Whole New World (Aladdin Theme),” “Feel the Fire,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Tonight I Celebrate My Love,” is back with his 21st studio albums. Stand up for love arrives August 3 and will feature Bryson’s current single “Love Like Yours and Mine” (# 12 this week on BillboardR&B song tally) and “All She Wants to Do Is Me” (which premiered earlier this year on Showtime’s Chi).
Stand up for love finds the Grammy Award-winning R & B / pop icon teaming up with longtime hitmakers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. He is also signed to Perspective Records of the composer / production duo, distributed by Caroline.
In a statement announcing its impending release, Bryson said, “Music is my passion and when it feels right, like ‘Stand For Love’ does, the whole world has the opportunity to feel the same energy. All the right things fell into place for this project and I challenged Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis to keep me up to date… while maintaining the integrity of what I have built as an important work set.
Jam & Lewis added in a joint statement, “Peabo is just one of the greatest voices of our time. It exudes a class and sophistication that is so needed in music today.
Beyond the two aforementioned songs and the title song, Stand up for love presents these six additional selections: “Looking for Sade”, “Goosebumps (Never Lie)”, “Exotic”, “Here for You”, “Smile” and a live mix 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 add):
May 25 – Nashville @ Music City Jazz Festival
June 1 – Birmingham, Alabama @ 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, Connecticut @ Jillson Square Park
September 2 – Atlanta @ Mable House Barnes Amphitheater
September 14 – Dallas @ Arena Theater
October 6 – Las Vegas @ Orleans Hotel & Casino
October 10 – Perry, GA @ GA National Fairgrounds