“Soul For Real’s debut studio album, ‘Candy Rain,’ stands as a timeless testament to the R&B group’s soulful prowess and captivating harmonies. Released on March 28, 1995, under the Uptown Records label and distributed through MCA Records, the album quickly carved its place in the hearts of music enthusiasts and R&B aficionados alike.
With a title track that would become an anthem for a generation, ‘Candy Rain’ showcased the group’s innate ability to blend smooth melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and irresistible rhythms. The album’s opening track, ‘Every Little Thing I Do,’ immediately set the tone with its infectious groove, establishing Soul For Real as a formidable force in the R&B landscape.
Led by brothers Jason “Jase” Oliver Dalyrimple and Brian “Bri” Augustus Dalyrimple, alongside Andre “Dre” Lamont Dalyrimple and Christopher “Choc” Michael Dalyrimple, Soul For Real brought a genuine sense of emotion to their music, making ‘Candy Rain’ more than just a collection of songs; it was an emotional journey that resonated with listeners on a personal level.
The album’s smooth production, a hallmark of the mid-90s R&B sound, combined seamlessly with the group’s raw vocal talent. Tracks like ‘If You Want It’ and ‘Never Felt This Way’ showcased their vocal range and harmonies, while ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ demonstrated their ability to infuse classic soul elements into their contemporary sound.
At the heart of ‘Candy Rain’ was the title track, a chart-topping single that became an anthem of its time. With its catchy chorus and romantic sentiments, the song captured the essence of young love and desire, making it a staple at parties, radio stations, and mixtapes around the world.
Soul For Real’s ‘Candy Rain’ album not only marked their entry into the music scene but also left an indelible mark on R&B history. The album’s fusion of youthful energy, heartfelt emotion, and undeniable talent continues to resonate with audiences, reminding us of the magic that happens when gifted musicians come together to create something truly special.”