Happily married for over a decade, Stokley understands the complex dynamics of a relationship. Full of so many feelings, it can be hard to let go of someone you’ve invested so much into. He originally touched on this subject in his single “Cascade” featuring The Bonfyre, but he wasn’t done schooling us. He’s now shared a remix to the track, entitled “Cascade (Lvrs Quarrel Mix),” and goes solo dolo for the song.
The original version of “Cascade” was an uptempo, '80s funk-inspired joyride. However, the “Cascade (Lvrs Quarrel Mix)” goes in a different direction. Stokley delivers a Quiet Storm-ready slow jammy jam that seems more about breaking up to make up, instead of going through the motions of a love affair. While the lyrics remain the same, the change in delivery gives it a totally different feel.
In addition to releasing this remix, Stokley decided to shoot a new live performance visual for the song as well. In the black and white video, he performs the track on stage in an empty theater (with the exception of his band members in the wings). A seasoned professional and whole vibe, Stokley works the whole stage for his performance. It’s a sensual, captivating performance that shows us that the former Mint Condition frontman is quite light on his feet.
Besides music, Stokely has joined forces with Black-owned gourmet snack brand Symphony Chips. The artist will help promote the brand as a healthy indulgence. ”His voice, songs, and spirits are as harmonious as our flavors. Together, we will sing,” the brand shared via press release.
“Cascade (Lvrs Quarrel Mix)” will appear on Stokley’s upcoming sophomore album Sankofa. We’ve been waiting for it since it was announced back in 2019 and thought that it would arrive in April, but word is the project will finally see the light of day sometime later this year.