New Beginning (SWV album)

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New Beginning
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Studio album by SWV
Released April 23, 1996 (1996-04-23)
Recorded June 1995 – January 1996
Length 66:41
Label RCA
SWV chronology
The Remixes
(1994)The Remixes1994
New Beginning
Release Some Tension
(1997)Release Some Tension1997
Singles from New Beginning
  1. "You're the One"
    Released: March 28, 1996
  2. "Use Your Heart"
    Released: July 30, 1996
  3. "It's All About U"
    Released: July 28, 1996 / December 30, 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly B [2]

New Beginning is the second studio album from R&B group SWV. The first single, "You're the One", became one of their signature songs peaking at number five on Billboard's Hot 100 and topped the Hot R&B Singles. The second single, "Use Your Heart", saw the debut of the super producers The Neptunes. This song peaked at twenty-two on the Hot 100 and number six on the R&B chart. The last single, "It's All About U", found Taj taking most of the lead as opposed to Coko. The album was certified platinum for shipping 1,000,000 copies in the U.S. alone.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "New Beginning (Interlude)" (Herb Middleton, Cheryl Gamble, Tamara Johnson, Leanne Lyons, Gordon Chambers) - 1:53
  2. "You're the One" (Allen Gordon, Ivan Matias, Andrea Martin, Tamara Johnson, Cheryl Gamble) - 4:39
  3. "Whatcha Need" (Allen Gordon, Tamara Johnson, Cheryl Gamble, Ivan Matias, Andrea Martin, Brian Alexander Morgan) - 3:52
  4. "On & On" (featuring Erick Sermon) (Erick Sermon, Ivan Matias, Andrea Martin, Leroy Burgess, James Calloway, Sonny Davenport) - 3:52
  5. "It's All About U" (Allen Gordon, Andrea Martin, Anthony Burroughs) - 3:43
  6. "Use Your Heart" (Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo) - 4:49
  7. "Where Is the Love (Interlude)" (Herb Middleton, Gordon Chambers) - 2:02
  8. "Fine Time" (Brian Alexander Morgan, Hightower, Fowler) - 4:32
  9. "Love Is So Amazin'" (Allen Gordon, Tamara Johnson, Carl Brown, Anthony Burroughs) - 5:58
  10. "Use Your Heart (Interlude)" (Herb Middleton, Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo) - 1:34
  11. "You Are My Love" (Daryl Simmons) - 4:56
  12. "I'm So in Love" (Genard Parker, Cheryl Gamble) - 5:27
  13. "When This Feeling" (Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, David Nichtern) - 4:20
  14. "What's It Gonna Be" (Brian Alexander Morgan) - 4:32
  15. "That's What I'm Here For" (Brian Alexander Morgan, Carl Brown) - 4:48
  16. "Don't Waste Your Time" (Chucky Thompson, Faith Evans, Leanne Lyons) - 3:56
  17. "Soul Intact (Interlude)" (Brian Alexander Morgan) - 1:47


  • "On & On" contains a sample of "Over Like a Fat Rat", as performed by Fonda Rae
  • "Use Your Heart" contains a sample of "If It Don't Turn You On, You Oughta Leave It Alone", as performed by B.T. Express
  • "When This Feeling" contains a sample of "Midnight at the Oasis", as performed by Maria Muldaur


Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. New Beginning review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-06-09.
  2. ^ Considine, J.D. (April 26, 1996). "New Beginning Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-06-09. 
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 

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