The year is now 2020. R&B songs no longer rule the top of the Billboard charts, but Stannis is eyeing the number one spot. The “Warning Label” singer has full support from his industry friends and collaborators, including multi-platinum singer Kameelah Williams from the trio 702. Kameelah, his friend for over 20 years, advised Stannis to do it his way and make people see him.
Now, all-too-familiar with crummy industry deals and reading between the lines of contracts, Stannis started his own label, 1223 Music. After months of recording in Miami and Atlanta, his new EP titled Chapters One – Six is ready for the world. The first musical offering, “Four Seasons,” is a deeply satisfying atmospheric groove cooked up with Grammy-nominated producer Tiyon “TC” Christian, also a co-executive producer on the project.
Chapters One – Six features contributions from Kameelah and Grammy Award winner Kennard Garrett, also a Morehouse graduate. Producers Johnny Thomas and Cam Fletcher overwhelmingly brought key ingredients into the EP, and Marcus Eldridge collaborated as a songwriter.
“Four Seasons” is currently available on all streaming platforms. The EP is slated for release at the end of summer. Stannis proves one thing is certain: R&B is not dead.