When Jagged Edge decided to name their new album — their seventh overall as a group — The Remedy, the four-man collective definitely had the idea of repairing relationships in mind.
“We’re trying to bring back black love,” group member Richard Wingo told MTV News. “That’s what sets us apart from a lot of the music: It’s not just sex, it’s love involved. That’s what people need more of today. They need to put down their guns a little more.”
Their forthcoming LP, due in March from their new recording home , hip-hop label Slip-N-Slide Records (Trina, Plies), features Jagged Edge (Wingo, Kyle Norman, and Brian and Brandon Casey) returning to their roots. “Lay You Down,” a mid-tempo number they’ve released, proves it’s been easy for them to come home musically.
The album’s title is derived from a track on their standout third album, 2001’s Jagged Little Thrill . That set included the hit “Where the Party At,” featuring Nelly, and “Goodbye.” “Remedy,” although not a single from that album, like “Driving Me to Drink,” was a fan favorite and classic Jagged Edge ballad.
“We wanted to go back and touch on it a little bit,” Wingo said about the nostalgic title. “It’s just fun: We always been big on titles. If you go back throughout our albums, we have songs like ’Head of the Household’ and ’Respect,’ just a bunch of great titles for songs. We put a lot of thought into the titles, and at the end of the day, it was a perfect title for the album.”
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