Meet Pure Pressure, Four SoFla Slow-Jammin' Teens, Who "Need, Need, Need U"
What's that sweet sensation?
It's Pure Pressure, boo. And we aren't referring to the perfect foot massage.
We're talking about a slow-jammin' Broward County-bred quartet of young, 18- to 21-year-old men -- Kyron "Spank" Gibson, Xay Taylor, Josh Harris, and Shane "The Lady Baby" Francis -- who "need, need, need u." And they're oh-so "ready to learn, learn, learn."
For the last two years, the Double-P dudes have been honing their suave seduction techniques, silky group harmonies, and "R&B/pop/hip-hop flavor for all ages."
So far, they've released a pair of sexy, sugary singles -- "I Need U" and "Baby I Care." And they've just started practicing that slow-'n'-steady Pure Pressure stroke in public, playing their debut live show at Hoop Fest in West Park last month, alongside YMCMB rapper and BET's 106 & Park host Bow Wow.
"We clicked instantly," they say. "We all love what we do. And we all have that same goal. Those same musical interests.
"Our music is reaching back to that late-'80s and early-'90s sound, like Boys II Men, New Edition, Jagged Edge, 112, all that kinda stuff.
"That was fun music with a real message that audiences could actually relate to. And like those groups, we want to make songs about love and relationships and everyday life."
But a slim songbook and short resume doesn't mean Spank, Xav, Josh, and Shane aren't already dealing with wild, hormone-crazy female superfans.
"A girl got in the shower," the Double-P dudes laugh, "and she wrote our name, Peer Pressure, in the steam on the glass door."
Of course, they've got all the pics to prove it too.
"But we ain't showin' anybody. We good guys."
Pure Pressure. With Brisco. As part of the City of Opa-Locka's Independence Day celebration. Thursday, July 4. Sherbondy Village Park, 215 Perviz Ave., Opa-Locka. The show starts at 2 p.m. and admission is free.