Music Friday: Philadelphia R&B Legends Boyz II Men Give Us a Preview of Their New Ballad, ‘Diamond Eyes’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fantastic new tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, Philadelphia R&B legends Boyz II Men give us a preview of “Diamond Eyes,” the first single off their upcoming album, Collide.

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In the romantic and powerful ballad about a man longing to be reunited with a long-lost love, the soulful singers croon, “And then the sun rose, our bodies unfroze / And it turned us both gold / Your diamond eyes glowed, yeah.”

The group, which has been performing for 24 years, is in the midst of a whirlwind promotional tour, first previewing two tracks exclusively on PerezHilton.com, then making a musical guest appearance on the June 1 episode of The Bachelorette, and then performing “Diamond Eyes” three nights later on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Collide is schedule to release on September 30.

The music from Collide was described by the group as “very eclectic, very different, unlike what people have heard from us in the past.”

The four-time Grammy-winning act, which features the sweet harmonies of founding members Shawn Stockman, Wanya Morris and Nathan Morris, has sold more than 60 million recordings and earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012. The group originated as a quartet, but is now a trio since Michael McCary had to leave the group in 2003 due to health issues.

Check out the video of Boyz II Men performing “Diamond Eyes” three weeks ago on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The lyrics are below if you’d like to sing along.

“Diamond Eyes”
Written and performed by Boyz II Men.

When we were young, our hearts were strong,
And they beat as one, till the day had come
When I thought that you were gone

And then the sun rose, our bodies unfroze
And it turned us both gold
Your diamond eyes glowed, yeah, ohhhhh

When we were young, Our love was strong
We beat as one, till the day had come,
And I thought that you were gone

And then the sun rose, our bodies unfroze
And it turned us both gold
Your diamond eyes glowed, yeah

I would search near and far
Drag the seas and mind the dark,
Search through every place I think you are
I would search near and far
Drag the seas and mind the dark
And never losing hope that you be found, ohhhh

And then the sun rose, our bodies unfroze
And it turned us both gold
Your diamond eyes glowed, yea,
your diamond eyes glowed,
your diamond eyes glowed,
your diamond eyes glowed, ohhhh

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