The smooth silky sounds of Anita Baker will be returning after a 7 year hiatus. Her new album 'Only Forever' is scheduled to drop October 23rd. It already has a new single creating a lot of buzz. The R&B legend has decided to take on the 1999 hit 'Lately' made famous by R&B artist, Tyrese. Baker confirmed that Tyrese will appear on one of the two versions of the track.
“['Lately' is] one of the first songs we cut, analog, in Nashville,” Baker told The Boombox. “I brought in a live rhythm section. I brought it to L.A., and I called [Tyrese] into the studio and I played it for him; he had no idea. And he lost it, of course. He was like, ‘I know who has got to produce this!’ I’m like, ‘I already know, I got Harvey Mason, Jr., on tap.’”
On the album: “I just had this concept of walking into a digital universe with an analog heart [on Only Forever],” Baker said. “So we’re kind of marrying the two. I started cutting analog down in Nashville, and once I knew what we were gonna do, we bounced it over to the digital format so that the 21st century producers like Harvey Mason, Jr., could manipulate it.
“I was just very focused on getting some analog energy in there somewhere. So it’s a lovely bridge that I’m trying to build tech-wise as well as musically.”
Take a listen to Anita's new single "Lately"
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