THE JAKARTA POST
Whether romance for you is about smiles or tears, soul singer Brian McKnight knows how to tug at your heartstrings and put you in the mood.
“Every song I make shows who I am,” the crooner says, adding, “I just flush everything out of my heart when making music.”
With his lyrics composed like a romance novel, and a velvety voice in the tradition of Stevie Wonder and Nat King Cole, 40-year-old McKnight might be labeled a balladeer, but becoming a pop heartthrob was not his childhood dream.
“In my family, being a musician is pretty much predestined – it has never been something special. Everyone plays [music], everybody sings. Music is just part of who we are,” says McKnight, whose older brother Claude formed the Grammy-winning gospel a cappella group Take 6.
Despite his musical family and his own skills – he can...