American singer-songwriter Brian McKnight Jr. has come up with a new version of his breakout hit “Marry Your Daughter,” released under Tarsier Records on June 26.
The track, which was given a fresh spin by Tarsier Records’ founder and producer Moophs, was unveiled as ABS-CBN Music’s effort to bring in international talents and music to the country, apart from championing Filipino artists to the global stage.
“This song literally changed my life,” Brian shared on Instagram. “To everyone, all over the world, and especially my people in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Africa, I’m more thankful than you know for turning a demo that was leaked, into a breakout hit overseas.”
“Marry Your Daughter,” a one-take recording by Brian and his brother Niko about a man facing his future father-in-law for approval, went on to be a viral hit in places like Guam, Indonesia, and the Philippines between 2008 and 2009. A few years later, the two independently released a mastered version of the song in digital streaming platforms, which as of writing has gathered over 16 million streams on Spotify and continues to be in the Top 200 charts of iTunes in the Philippines.
The son of 16-time Grammy nominee Brian McKnight Sr., Brian has released three EPs since the success of “Marry Your Daughter,” namely If We Survive, JeepMusikVol.1, and Junior. He dropped his first-ever LP in April, 919soul, a 13-track album that boasts of ‘90s hip-hop sound combined with modern-day electrosoul.
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