LALAH HATHAWAY gears up for the release of her anticipated eighth studio album, “VANTABLACK“, which is globally available now, via the Hathaway Entertainment/SRG-ILS Group (Virgin Music Group) label imprint. The 16-track masterpiece, features an all-star line-up that includes the likes of; Common, MC Lyte, Rapsody, Michael McDonald, Phonte, Gerald Albright and WILLOW.

Lalah Hathaway comments, “VANTABLACK was always the name of the project. I started reframing how I saw color, in terms of being the blackest I’ve ever been and even though I’m steeped in who I am, it doesn’t exclude the other things that make up the sum of me. Similar to how all the music around me informs the black music that I create. So it’s all a melting pot of all of me.”

The VANTABLACK Era, was introduced to music lovers abroad with the release of the official single, “SO IN LOVE.” The mid-tempo tune is already a certified Billboard R&B Top 20 song as it is currently #18 on the Billboard charts. ‘So In Love’ was written by Philip Beaudreau and I a couple years ago with the intention to pitch it, but we loved it so much and decided to sit with it for a while. I’ve recently added it to my show and it’s one of the most beloved pieces that we perform.” ‘So In Love’ has such a vibe and like a lot of the work i do, it explores some of the more non traditional ideas about love, and self love. The video does this on a grand scale!”, she adds.

The next early-offerings from “VANTABLACK” included the up-tempo and already fan-favorite song, “I AM“. “I Am, I think people will be delighted to hear me with some tempo! I’m always trying to figure out how to apply these lush tones over dance music! How can i be featured on the subwoofer in your G Wagon? This is a 4 on the floor full of positive affirmation…I think i may have cracked the code!,” shares Lalah. The third song to be released from the album was the sensual, “MOOD FOR YOU” featuring MC Lyte.

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1. BLACK. (featuring Rapsody & Common)

2. No Lie (featuring Michael McDonald)

3. Mood For You (featuring MC Lyte)

4. You Don’t Know (featuring Phonte)

5. Vantablack

6. Returning

7. So In Love

8. I Am

9. The Machine

10. Myth of Being

11. Higher

12. The Energy


14. Clearly

15.Lower (featuring Gerald Albright)

16. Tunnels (featuring WILLOW)


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