Throwback: Ralph Tresvant-Sensitivity


[youtube id=”5cesxvEZK5U”] Ralph Tresvant’s first solo album had a successful launch with the lead single “Sensitivity.” It was his first time away from New Edition and his album followed Bobby Brown’s Don’t Be Cruel explosion and the emergence of band members Ricky Bell, Ronnie DeVoe and Michael Bivins’group BBD. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis wrote “Sensitivity” and it became Tresvant’s signature solo song and his only number one single. The lyrics about a man being vulnerable in romance went straight to the hearts of his fans and established his musical identity outside of New Edition. Tresvant’s debut album boasted two more hits with “Stone Cold Gentleman” and “Do What I Gotta Do.” Fans saw Tresvant’s album as long-awaited and the beginning of a big solo run. Tresvant’s sophomore release It’s Goin Down did not have the same impact as his first and by 1996 New Edition returned with Home Again. His last solo effort was Rizz-Wa-Faire released in 2006 and since then he has played the role of Sam Cooke in Get On Up and became famous again because of BET’s 2017 The New Edition Story. Ralph Tresvant has also been a DJ on The Bass of Boston WZBR 1410 AM since 2016.