Timothy Bloom has written and produced for Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, and Smokey Robinson (and he’s a two-time Grammy winner), and now he’s ready to release the solo work that he’s been perfecting for the past two years. “Stand in the Way (of My Love)” is a traditional, soulful piece of R&B, but in the context of today’s soundscape, it stands out. With so much of R&B moving toward genre-bending territory, hearing a classic song like this is rejuvenating, especially if you’re a sucker for piano. Look for more from Timothy Bloom in 2014—his album drops January 7.