Brian McKnight

Brian McKnight

Brian McKnight is a talented singer/songwriter who has fashioned a surprisingly strong career over the past decade as a soul balladeer. Coming from an extremely religious background and being the brother of Take 6's Claude McKnight, it was thought by many that Brian would be a gospel singer or a secular singer who fairly explicitly infused gospel into his music. However, like Marvin Gaye a generation earlier, despite his religious influences McKnight's music has alternated between the spiritual and the sexual, often creating an uncomfortable, seemingly contradictory musical landscape -- even within a single album. From a critical standpoint, his songs are typically melodic (if occasionally simplistic) and his voice is warm but fairly unassuming. There is no question, however, that from his sensitive first hit ballad, "One Last Cry," through the big singles "Crazy Love," "On the Down Low," "Love of My Life" and especially his #1 crossover hit, "Back At One," McKnight has been one of the most consistently popular soul acts of the 90s and 00s, with nearly every album hitting both the Soul and Pop top 20. Further, he has established an extremely loyal female following and a persona as a soul "loverman" that is the envy of most other male soul singers today.Source:
I keep these songs in my head until I get behind the microphone. I never spend more than 30 or 40 minutes singing the vocal or it will sound mechanical. There are always mistakes, but it's about feeling more than being perfect.More Brian McKnight quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I decided I am not going to say things I do not mean anymore.More Brian McKnight quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I watch my contemporaries, and they love to live in the studio and I don't. I have a life. I treat it as a 9-to-5. I try to create something new every day, and then I get on with my life.More Brian McKnight quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's just exciting to be part of something that is brand-new.More Brian McKnight quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am at my core a singer/songwriter a la James Taylor or a la Billy Joel. It's not that I don't want to work with people, but I do just love doing my own thing.More Brian McKnight quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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