Day26 is back, and to tell the truth, I’m not mad. I was reminiscing upon theirs and Danity Kane’s music. For a minute, they were the best hopes we had for R&B groups making semi-current, decent-sounding music again on the charts. Day26 was a bit better vocally as a whole than Danity Kane in my opinion, but Danity Kane had some catchier hooks despite both group’s internal drama.
Now that Q has left/been booted from the group, Day26 has solidified their lineup and sound a bit and released the latest single “Made Love Lately”. The song dropped a while back but now we get visuals. I almost wish they would have kept the visual, because the song grew on me majorly. The visuals seem a bit unfinished in terms of the styling — or maybe that was the intention? I feel like they are invoking the spirit of Jodeci, stylistically AND vocally. However, that being said, these dudes don’t give me the same rough edges that Jodeci did.
Besides Big Mike’s blond streak and the tragicness of this faux-hardness that this video presents, the song is solid and grows on you with a couple of listens. Their new album A New Day is coming soon, and I think I’m dialed in to hear what they are offering this go-round. We don’t have many options for solid vocal groups these days, and I’m willing to ride with Day26 and see what they can bring. Are you still down?