Silk – Quiet Storm


Title: Quiet Storm

Artist: Silk

Label: Shanachie

Formats: CD, MP3

Release date: March 18, 2016


The Atlanta-based R&B vocal group Silk originally started performing at churches, talent shows, and even in the streets, eventually becoming known for their “baby-making music” throughout the ‘90s. Now the five men of Silk are back with their first new album in a decade titled Quiet Storm.

Unlike their 2006 album which reinterpreted other artists’ R&B hits, Quiet Storm features ten original tracks. As suggested by the title, these are intensely romantic songs, such as “Love 4 U 2 Like Me” and “It Only Takes One,” as well as some characteristically sensual tracks such as “Slow Grind and “Baby Maker,” which they call a new brand of “grown-man sexy.” The group takes pride in their vocal arrangements and perfectly blended five-part harmonies, which remain as skillful and smooth as when they started.

Reviewed by Anna Polovick