By David Jordan Jr
The iconic R&B song “The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)” by Quincy Jones was first released in 1990. The ballad was performed by legendary singers Al B. Sure!, James Ingram, El DeBarge, and Barry White. An amazing collection of euphonious voices, soul-touching lyrics and impeccable instrumentation made that song timeless. 2020 saw this song reborn with the smoothness and soul of Shawn Stockman, Sisqo, Raheem DeVaughn, and Omar Wilson. A new rendition of the 1990 ballad, this version maintained the class, ballad tempo and vibe of the original classic. The four singers each spoke about remaking the song and the importance of being true to its originality created by Quincy Jones.
Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men: “To perform this classic with this caliber of artists was an honor. I wanted to preserve the integrity of the part of one of my heroes (El Debarge). I hope he enjoys what I’ve done.”
Raheem DeVaughn: “For me remakes are about preserving the culture of a song and vibe that was already ingenious. It’s an honor to be on the track with three other distinct voices and reintroduce an entire new generation to this vibe.”
Omar Wilson: “Being able to recreate an already iconic song and share the journey with three other powerful singers is beyond a dream come true for me.”
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