12 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Decades into his career, Johnny Gill continues to deliver enthralling R&B that feels like a slow dance with an old flame. Game Changer opens with a tender flicker of guitar before leaping into a sumptuous groove marked by incandescent melodies. Gill can raise the temperature to hot-summer-night in a heartbeat, and here he pulls out all the stops, bringing back his New Edition team for “This One’s For Me and You,” and unfurling that signature sexy growl over organ keys on the Stax-like soul-blues of “What Is This.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Decades into his career, Johnny Gill continues to deliver enthralling R&B that feels like a slow dance with an old flame. Game Changer opens with a tender flicker of guitar before leaping into a sumptuous groove marked by incandescent melodies. Gill can raise the temperature to hot-summer-night in a heartbeat, and here he pulls out all the stops, bringing back his New Edition team for “This One’s For Me and You,” and unfurling that signature sexy growl over organ keys on the Stax-like soul-blues of “What Is This.”

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