Billy Griffin, the lead vocalist of The Miracles in the 70's, gave the group unprecedented popularity after the departure of Smokey Robinson. Billy turned out to not only possess a seductive falsetto, but also great songwriting skills. This became evident with the group's first #1 single after Smokey's departure, 'Love Machine.' Griffin was also behind the writing of the group's 1976 concept album, City of Angels.
Billy talks about his new single, 'Like Water': "I wanted to write songs from the standpoint of a grown man, which is where this entire album is coming from. I got the inspiration from watching BET’s Music For Grown Folks and realized that many of the artists they featured were basically kids - who only attempted to come from a place of worldy experience. But they really haven’t lived life and truly experienced love and relationships deeper than high school romances. Young men don’t usually encounter real women - they encounter girls - the difference being real women have more complex life experiences, things like careers and relationships. ‘Like Water’ is from the point of view of a man who has everything, except the love of a woman… which he needs ’like water’.