When five time Grammy-Award winning singer, songwriter, producer Lalah Hathaway dropped her latest single, “I Can’t Wait,” we started counting down to the release of her new album. The energetic anthem quickly rose on the Billboard R&B charts. To accompany the single’s official video, which debuted in September, Lalah has taken “I Can’t Wait” to the next level with a brand new unplugged video. Accompanied by her keyboardist, Lynette Williams, the video provides a fresh, warm take on the high-energy dance single, offering Lalah’s raw vocals in a deeply intimate setting. The video, which recently premiered, can be found below.
Now fans we can look forward to November 3, when she will release her latest opus, honestly. Fresh off winning two Grammys for Best R&B Album for Lalah Hathaway Live, and Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Angel,” as well as an all-star collaboration with Pharrell Williams on the Hidden Figures soundtrack earlier this year, honestly invites listeners to the join the celebrated R&B artist on a personal journey that is intimate, disruptive and, most importantly, honest.
“My approach has always been to find and write great stories, which was a driving factor behind the creation of honestly” said Lalah. “This album is a collection of entirely new and original recordings that really express where I am at this moment in time.”
Fans can pre-order honestly ahead of its Nov. 3 release date here and can visit this link to learn more about exclusive merch and limited album bundles on Lalah Hathaway’s official artist store, where the first 500 orders will come with a signed booklet. Moreover, those who purchase the physical album at Target (both online and retail locations) will receive two additional songs: an acoustic version of “Change Ya Life” and the Teddy Riley remix of the lead single “I Can’t Wait.”
Lalah will debut the album live at an exclusive release concert at the Highline Ballroom in New York City on Monday, November 13, 2017. Full details and ticketing information can be found here.
honestly is Hathaway’s first project with distribution partner, Caroline, which is focused on providing artist development to a variety of independent musicians. Hathaway recognized a common interest with Caroline, ultimately joining forces to develop her own imprint, Hathaway Entertainment. honestly is the first project that will be released by Hathaway Entertainment.