It’s been eight years since LeToya Luckett released an album. But next month, she’s coming Back 2 Life with her third LP. The former Destiny’s Child songstress unveiled the long-awaited project’s sexy cover art, which finds her lounging in a chair with her hands on her head and her legs crossed. The 13-song tracklisting only features one guest, Ludacris, who appears on “Grey.” Otherwise, the LP finds the recently-divorced singer reflecting on “My Love,” being “Worlds Apart,” and feeling “Disconnected.” Back 2 Life marks Luckett’s return from an eight-year hiatus. Her last album Lady Love dropped back in 2009, following her solo debut, 2006’s LeToya.
I’m excited for LeToya’s new era. The 36-year-old always stayed in her soulful lane, never veering into pop or opting for a hip-hop crossover. At her best (“Regret,” “Torn” and the fiery “Not Anymore”), she was a throwback to the smooth, emotional R&B sound of the ’80s and ’90s, albeit with on-trend production. Where has she been for the last decade? Well, the double-threat launched a successful acting career. Peruse her Back 2 Life tracklist and watch the very-dramatic “Back 2 Life” video below.