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Kem Wants You To ‘Stay’ Around


We've been hearing news about Kem's third album, apparently titled Kem Album III:
Intimacy
, for a while now, but had yet to hear a peep from the new project until now. The first single "Why Would You Stay" recently surfaced on radio, and it's the Kem that we've grown to know and love. A smooth R&B track, he repents on record and asks his lady why she has stayed with him after he's done her wrong. He doesn't quite get to the Keith Sweat level of begging, but he sincerely sings for her forgiveness. Hot on the soulful heels of his rendition of "Golden Time of Day" from last year's Maze featuring Frankie Beverly tribute album, this is a great return for Kem.
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39 Responses

  1. great song!!! Keep 'em coming

  2. I see you Kem! Staying outside the box on this one - especially with the country wa-wa guitar, surely gives it a pop feel, but V103 just put it into rotation, so they see you too 😉 Hey Toya! -iu/Hotlanta

  3. Absolutly Outstanding! Here an artist who sings from the soul. He stands head and shoulder above the average everyday music. Can't wait for the album release.

  4. Remember when Quincy and James Ingram had Ballads on LOCK? Luther wasat his peek. Babyface was still proving himself. The songs were intimate but the arrangements were BIG? This reminds me of the Second RnB Renaisance of the 80's.
    This song is great. 4 out of 4 stars.

  5. I was told to listen to this song by a very amazing man.....it said so many things i guess he couldn't say years ago....I truly thank God for the man he has become today....as for Kem, you've done it again. Wow....what a great song for I thought nothing could top the song about I can't stop loving you...no matter how hard I try but this one has....both songs hold very deep personal meaning to me....Please continue to do what you're doing and that's creating music for your soul.....God Bless You!!!!!

  6. I was told to listen to this song by a very amazing man.....it said so many things i guess he couldn't say years ago....I truly thank God for the man he has become today....as for Kem, you've done it again. Wow....what a great song for I thought nothing could top the song about I can't stop loving you...no matter how hard I try but this one has....both songs hold very deep personal meaning to me....Please continue to do what you're doing and that's creating music for your soul.....God Bless You!!!!!

  7. KKKKKKKKKKKKKEMMMMMMMMMMMMM
    very nice!

  8. AMAZING. Some artists are worth waiting for but this just made it painful. The depth of this song despite it's simplicity is ridiculous. I need Kem to stop playing, for real. I don't even have words for this.

  9. My boyfriend told me to listen to this song 4/29/2010. I was truly touch by the words and it made me stop and think about all the good times we've shared. Thank you so much Kem! God Bless You Always!

  10. This man has the most soulful voice I've ever heard. I have been waiting 5 lonnnng years for this 3rd cd to get released. I've called every store in town only to find out that there isnt an exact release date for the cd. I cant stop listening to it. So soothing to my ears. Thank you so much Kem!!!!!! Keep em coming. Can we get 1 every year?

  11. HE'S BACK!!!!!!!!!!!! I SO LOVE HIS MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Love this song. Kem is serious about his craft!

  13. This song is awesome, the words are beyond ones imagination, God is constantly Blessing you beyond. God is so awesome......keep on expressing through music...........much Love!!!!!!! Best wishes to you and always!

  14. OMG, this song is surreal.

  15. I have been waiting for sumthing NEW !!! What a way to CUM BACK !!LUV YA!!! LUVING IT!!!

  16. great track, can't wait for the entire CD to hit in July... countdown and thanks Kem for keeping the itimacy real...

  17. Heard this song on the radio and turned it up thinking, "This HAS to be Kem... has his new album finally dropped?!" Last I'd seen him in November he mentioned Kem III "coming out next year." Googling "Kem new album" didn't produce any press releases but some kind soul had hyperlink this page on her blog when I'd Googled "Kem new single." And this is definitely the song I heard. THANKS. These are the words a scorned woman wants to hear. Real.

  18. A huge fan of Kem, the new single release is off the charts ** Would You Stay** as a huge fan of music anyone who has ever heard the song ** Stay** by Sugarland WOULD HAVE TO WONDER IF KEM USED THIS SONG AS HIS INSPIRATION. Both songs will touch your soul GUARANTEED!!!!!!

  19. This song spoke to my soul and know this will heal alot of broken relationships. Just as long as it is sincere. GOD BLESS YOU KEM!

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    EPIC, EPIC, BRILLIANT.

  21. Kem this song is amazing....you're truly a perfect gift to music...LOL

  22. Kem did it again this will be my summer song

  23. KEM is back!...glad to see a "real soul" artist in this day in age.....can't wait to get the full album!...

  24. Beautiful song, definitely reminds me of the old Kem on his first cd. This song just makes you wanna close your eyes and lay your head back...

  25. this song is so beautiful...it really touched a deep part of my soul conjuring up emotions from a past love...

  26. This song will save a lot of relationships and marriages!
    Peace & Blessings

  27. KEM that's the unique quality I look forward to hearing from you. Crystal clear sound and meaning. Keep on doing what you do, this song speaks many unspoken words.
    JDOC

  28. This song gave me the courage and strength to apologize and save my marriage. Beautiful!

  29. i m a prince fan but this song is beautiful i can listen to it over and over

  30. I applaud you Kem... this song is every woman's wish, desire and purest prayer to The Father Above... it is a prayer... that a man would humble himself... JUST ONCE... and apologize, acknowledge and admit their wrong doings... and speak the same words in this song... and let the woman in their lives [even if of a moment] who had NO choice but to walk away... KNOW that they were ACTUALLY a positive force in their lives... and they are sorry for hurting, debasing and taking them for granted.

  31. Great song! Reminds me a little of Lionel Ritchie and Howard Hewett.

  32. OMG!!!! I LOVE YOUR NEW SONG I AM SUCH A KEM FAN ITS GOOD TO HAVE A NEW CD RELEASE IM COUNTING THE DAYS TILL AUG 2010.

  33. I absolutely love, love this song....can't stop playing it. I agree - it does remind you a lot of Lionel Richie...has that sultry sound to it.

  34. I LOVE THIS NEW SONG... AS WELL AS ALL YOUR MUSIC.. IT'S NICE AND REFRESHING TO HEAR GOOD MUSIC AGAIN... THANKS

  35. I am so addicted to loveing this song!!!!!!!!!!!
    Kem this song Rocks!!!!!!!

  36. Sheer briliiance! I cannot wait to see you in concert, 8/21/10! This is the answer to so many women who just want to hear that you messed up and want, ultimately to make things right again! Classic!

  37. Seen you in Mobile preforming this song EXCELLENT!!



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