By Zachary Swickey
Joining the recently reunited 2 Live Crew as one the most random reunions in the last decade is the recent announcement that R&B divas SWV are plotting a comeback with a new single, “Co-Sign.” SWV (which stands for Sisters With Voices, duh?) disbanded back in the late ’90s, but the ladies are ready to give it another shot in 2012 with a new album, I Missed Us, set to drop this April.
SWV have been attempting a comeback for quite some time – since 2005 the group has toured (with the likes of Blackstreet and New Edition) and said they were working on a new album; however, with the release of an official single, this new effort finally seems like the real deal. In 2008, they made a special appearance at the BET Awards, where they performed their hit “Weak” with the help of Alicia Keys.
Member Tamara “Taj” Johnson-George was actually a contestant on the 18th season of “Survivor,” which took place in the Brazilian highlands. She came in a respectable fourth place in the competition. In 2009, she participated in a national tour of the “Vagina Monologues” that featured an all-black cast of mostly former reality-show contestants.
SWV also got some love last summer courtesy of Chris Brown. Their ’93 smash-hit “Right Here” was sampled on the artist’s summer anthem “She Ain’t You.”
Their new track “Co-Sign” is already on iTunes (and not too shabby we must say) while their fourth album, I Missed Us is expected to drop on April 10. Welcome back girls!