Mar 022008
 

From U.N.V.
Written by David Foster, Bill Ross & Linda Thompson

Universal Nubian Voices was an early nineties R&B quartet that followed the footsteps of famous acts like Boyz II Men and Take 6. After making some noise in the Detroit area with their first song “Something’s Goin’ On,” they were signed in 1993 by Madonna’s Maverick Records label. Initially, “Something’s Goin’ On” was released as a single nationwide and became a smash hit, reaching #29 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and #3 on the R&B chart. They went quickly back into the studio to work on a full album aptly titled “Something’s Goin’ On.” In a just a few months, the album helped build up their name as a new, hot R&B act by reaching the top ten on the R&B charts.

In 1995 the group started working on their sophomore album with famed music makers like Brian McKnight, Michael J. Powell and David Foster. The album, simply named “U.N.V.,” was another very good showcase of the group’s superior vocal harmonies enhanced by the skilled guidance of talented producers. Foster helmed and co-wrote a sweet love ballad with Linda Thompson and Bill Ross entitled “So In Love With You.” This song is a delicate, intense wedding melody that was beautifully executed by the group. Foster added all his usual winning elements with a special eye on the smooth vocal performances and the grand orchestral arrangement. “So In Love With You” was another minor hit for U.N.V. and reached #65 on Billboard’s Hot 100. There’s also an effective R&B remix of the song that ends the album. Other songs of note on “U.N.V.” are “One More Try” and “First Time,” both McKnight offerings co-written with Brandon Barnes and Robin Thicke respectively.


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Keyboards: David Foster
Guitar: Michael Thompson
Produced & Arranged by David Foster


Lyrics

You are to me
What poetry tries to say with a word
You are a song
All the music my heart ever heard

I can’t escape
The air that I breathe even speaks of you
And I’m not ashamed to say
That I feel this way

I will stand before God
Give you all that I’ve got
I can promise you I’ll be true
I reveal here and now
As we both take this vow
I am so in love [So in love], with, with you (Ooh, hoo…)

Words can’t express
What I confess with each beat of my heart
I’m overwhelmed
With a passionate affair from the start, oh…

Our love will grow
As the years come and go, I will be by your side, oh, yes, I will
There isn’t anything
That I would deny

I will stand before God
Give you all that I’ve got
I can promise you I’ll be true
I reveal here and now
As we both take this vow
I am so in love, I am so in love with you

I promise to honor and cherish you
For better or for worse
I’ll be there for you
For richer or for poorer
In sickness and in health
Till death do us part
(And I will)
From this day on and forever

I will (I will) stand before God
Give you all that I’ve got
I can promise you I’ll be true (I will promise you)
I reveal here and now
I am so in love [I am so in love], I am so in love
I am so in love with you (Ooh…ooh…)
I am so in love (With you