Eugene Wilde - How About Tonight (1992)
Soul, Funk, RnB | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 58 min | 134 MB
Label: MCA | Rel: 1992
With hip-hop dominating the charts, Wilde attempted to fit in among the many, even though that's not what his forte had been with his previous projects. This was evident with "How About Tonight," and the only single to chart from the album. With its progressive R&B rhythm, Wilde intensely conveyed the lyric. But in spite of the single's buffed texture, it is not what fans and radio expected from the talented vocalist. Nonetheless, the number still peaked at #17 after 13 weeks on the Billboard R&B charts; it also didn't enjoy the recurring air play of its predecessors ("Gotta Get You Home Tonight" and "Don't Say No Tonight"). Although Babyface wasn't credited as a producer, "Angel" sounds very much like one of his compositions. The only tune to come close to Wilde's charismatic touch is "Special Feelings," and it has a Freddie Jackson aura. These songs were all produced quite competently, but they did nothing to complement Wilde's urban, romantic appeal. Moreover, it appeared more like the producers intentionally refrained from embracing the sound that made Wilde an R&B favorite.