Shawn Stockman, a member of the legendary group Boyz II Men, is releasing Feelin Lil Som’n, the first single off of his upcoming solo album. Listen here. The song is a roseate, hood-sophisticated, declaration of love backed by a slow riding groove; a modernized version of what Shawn and his music have always represented. “It’s a head bobber while drinking a nice full bodied Bordeaux,” Shawn explains. “A smooth, thoughtful love song and the perfect introduction for what I hope people will want to dive a bit deeper into with me.”
Shawn continues, “Feelin Lil Som’n” is the type of record I’ve always wanted to make. It blends two elements that I’ve long had an affinity for: “smooth with boom!”
The type of music my predecessors made and what I was brought up on. It represents who I am. Who I’ve always been. It’s that really beautiful foyer to what is an expansive home of all types of music I want to display to the world.
Feelin Lil Som’n is Shawn Stockman’s first release with SRG Records and its partnership with SRG-ILS Group, a leading music company notable for embracing new technologies that support artists and labels in recording and publishing. “Shawn is an amazing man,” says CEO Claude Villani. “It has been my pleasure to get to know him and work closely with him. As a musician, he’s multi-faceted; an incredible vocalist, outstanding guitar and keyboard player, and a brilliant songwriter. The SRG/ILS Group is very proud to be able to release such a diverse and thoughtful album.Feelin Lil Som’nis going to wow a lot of his long time fans and create many, many new ones.”
As a member of Boyz II Men, the best-selling R&B group of all-time, Shawn is known for the international smash hits “Motownphilly,” “End Of The Road,” “I’ll Make Love To You,” and “One Sweet Day”. Outside of the group, the accomplished lyricist, composer, arranger, and musician has collaborated with artists including Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Tank, and Johnny Gill. In 1996 Shawn had his first solo hit with “Visions of Sunset” from theMr. Holland’s Opussoundtrack, a film starring Richard Dreyfuss. Last year, Shawn surprised fans by providing backing vocals on the latest Foo Fighters album,Concrete and Gold.
In addition to his music work, Shawn is a popular television personality, most notably as a judge on the popular competition seriesThe Sing Off, which ran for five seasons on NBC.
He continues to tour regularly with Boyz II Men. “I love performing with my guys! I will do that till I can’t anymore. I think we’ll eventually do another record. Till then, I’ll be holding it down for the brand I helped build and maintain.”
Shawn is thrilled to finally release his first solo album. “Timing is everything. When the idea was presented, I was experiencing some personal events that made me realize it was now or never. So I did the best I could withFeelin Lil Som’nto present something that might get people curious to hear more.”
Shawn says he drew inspiration for the song from his past hits, contemporary songs across many genres, and the last person who got himFeelin Lil Som’n: his wife.
Feelin Lil Som’n is being distributed by SRG Records via its partnerships with The SRG/ILS Group, The Universal Music Group, and eOne Entertainment and will be available Friday, July 27 on Apple Music, Spotify and all digital platforms. Visit http://officialshawn.com. Follow Shawn Stockman on Instagram and Facebook.