Joe Public, I Miss You
Derrick Dunn

Derrick Dunn

Slow Jam Saturday: Joe Public, I Miss You

Buffalo-based new jack swing group burst onto the scene with the debut single, the catchy “Live and Learn.” However, their self-titled debut also featured an elegant ballad in the form of “I Miss You.” The track starts with an elegant instrumental before lead singer Kevin Scott comes in to croon how he feels about a love lost. The group produces the song along with Lionel Job with a sound in the vein of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. The lyrics in the song are relatable, and I am sure anyone can relate to them:

 I miss you, it’s been so long

 Since I had you wake up next to me

 I miss you, I’m coming home

 There’s no place that I would rather be

  I wake up every morning

 And reach to pull you close to me

 There’s nothing but the pillow

 And not your sexy body I called you up

 Just to hear your voice

 I can’t wait ’till get home to you

Then we’ll spend some time alone.

Songs about heartbreak were a staple of nineties R&B, and “I Miss You” is an excellent addition to the catalog of nineties slow jams.

Final Grade: A-

“I Miss You” from Joe Public is available on all streaming forms.

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