Monday, September 26, 2016

Infiniti: Will You Be My Baby (UK CDM) (Arista BMG, 1996)

The second single from former indie trio Infinity who after signing to Arista BMG records in 1996 were thereafter known as Infiniti. Sadly once again their time at the label was short-lived and after the above single they were not heard from again. According to an article sourced online, the song made it into the UK top 40 but mostly owing to the popularity of the Spice Girls, 1996 was a bad time to be an all-female singing group in the UK.

"US super stars in the area of "Female R&B" must get very warm clothes: fierce competition from England is in the house! Infiniti call themselves three extremely talented and beautiful young ladies from London who started to prove that fantastic vocals and rhythm in the mentioned Genre must not only be imported from across the Atlantic. For the past two years the trio on the island have a name as a sought-after live-Act. A first single ("Tonight") was Merlin and Nerada Michael Walden1 produced and the basis of which was heard by Arista A&R gurus Chris Hill and Nigel Grainge. Now published Dionne Bernard (21 - niece of ex-Soul II Soul singer Melissa Bell), Zoe (Zolica), Evelyn (25) and Fay Jones (23), all with experience from compulsory church choir up to various studio jobs (Soul II Soul, among others.)" - translated from the German press sheet by yours truly.
Will You Be My Baby (Radio Mix) 3:54
Will You Be My Baby (Remix) 4:42
Will You Be My Baby (Instrumental) 3:53
Will You Be My Baby (Daddy's Mix Feat. Grand Puba) 4:44
Will You Be My Baby (Daddy's Hip Hop Mix Feat. Grand Puba) 3:31

1 Produced solely by British musician Merlin as per the inlay