20/09/2019: “If You Love Me” by Brownstone

I had wondered whether to write about this – the original, the most famous, and probably the best – or the Big Ang Bassline House remix, which I think is an absolute banger.

Then again, so is this. I can’t really think of many R’n’B songs which are quite as impactful. The song is beautiful in a way, of course. Their singing, the piano and strings… it’s a dreamy odyssey through love and live.

But there’s a groove running throughout the song which can’t be denied. The bass is classy and restrained. The drums are too.

Lyrically, there’s not a lot to say. The lyrics are very nice, but are of the classic 90s R’n’B “demonstrate your love” type. Great, if that’s your thing!

The song is the second single from the group’s debut album, From The Bottom Up, released in 1994.

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