Multi-GRAMMY-winning songwriter-producer Bryan-Michael Cox got our hopes all the way up for a new project when he began releasing singles like "Verbatim," "Karma" and "One Day" in 2016. While that project has yet to see the light of day, we're still keeping our fingers crossed – especially since he recently surprised fans with another loosie entitled "Only You."
Written and produced by the talented hitmaker, this mid-tempo ballad hooked us from the start with its inventive use of a keyboard loop from Jodeci's "Come and Talk to Me." The '90s R&B hit has enjoyed a bit of a resurgence this year thanks to an update by Ro James and BJ The Chicago Kid. But while BMC borrows a bit of the instrumental, the rest of "Only You" is all his own. There's a special lady that has him ready to settle down and he wants the whole world to know. "I never thought I'd find a love so true and kind / I'm not in them streets no more," he offers. Familiar synth effects, drums and harmonies add to the track's '90s throwback vibe while his sincere vocals convince us that this is no ordinary love.
We know Mr. Cox has had a busy year working with artists like Ella Mai and JoJo (hint: not the one affiliated with Jodeci) and helping would-be producers step up their game with his new VST software, but if a brother could be so kind as to come through with that album, we'd appreciate it. In the meantime, stream "Only You" below and keep up with BMC on Twitter and the Gram.