Boyz II Men – 4 Seasons of Loneliness

First Hit #1: October 4, 1997

Boyz II Men built a career on being the sensitive boyfriends of millions of women. If you come home stressed out, Boyz II Men will ask you about your day and sit and listen to you while you outline what went wrong. They’ll buy you flowers just because it felt like a good idea. They’re really great people to be in a relationship with, which will naturally color the surprisingly whiny 4 Seasons of Loneliness.

The take me back single has been a staple of the pop charts, and this is another one of those. The singer reminisces about all the good times, and then whines that they can’t have good times with anyone else since the subject of the song is gone and they still love them. It’s a very nice sounding song, though it’s not exactly pushing the boundaries of ’90s R&B it’s still well sung and sickly produced. The problem is merely that the song doesn’t have a compelling reason why its subject should take the singer back, she doesn’t seem to be losing anything by kicking Boyz II Men to the curb, going by this track alone. Unlike the rest of their sensitive boyfriend selections, this sounds a bit self absorbed, and they aren’t an aggressive enough group to actually convincingly pull off self absorbed.

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One Response to Boyz II Men – 4 Seasons of Loneliness

  1. RBerman says:

    “Do you hear that, Fezzik? That is the sound of ultimate suffering.” The self-absorption of the torch song can annoy but also offers a balm of commiseration to those in the throes of romantic rejection. A year later, his intimate thoughts of the lost Girl are still sabotaging his more recent relationships. Love bites.

    Musically, this is definitely an R&B track, from the decade of R&B tracks. What else can be said?

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