Fine Young Cannibals Crooner Returning With Solo LP

Roland Gift's self-titled album due in June.

Remember Roland Gift? One of the most recognizable voices in pop music history?

Here's a clue: "She drives me crazy, and I can't help myself."

Yes, the Fine Young Cannibals guy. Well, he's returning to the recording world after more than a decade away with a self-titled solo debut scheduled for release in June, according to his spokesperson at MCA Records.

The soulful tenor co-wrote two of the new tracks — "It's Only Money" and "Looking for a Friend" — with songwriting team Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers, who have worked with 'NSYNC and Christina Aguilera.

Roland Gift, like the Fine Young Cannibals' breakout album, 1989's The Raw & the Cooked, blends pop with elements of R&B, soul and jazz. David Z, who worked with the Cannibals, produced several tracks for Gift's solo album, including the catchy "Tell Me You Want Me Back."

The Fine Young Cannibals — Gift and ex-English Beat members Andy Cox and David Steele — formed in England in the early '80s and released their self-titled debut in 1985. The trio fizzled out after The Raw & the Cooked, which produced the hit singles "She Drives Me Crazy" and "Good Thing." Gift went on to pursue a career in acting and was most recently seen in the 2000 indie The Island of the Mapmaker's Wife.