In celebrating her ‘New Life,’ Monica is readying her next single “Without You” as she unveils the cover artwork. The single serves as a follow-up to the “It All Belongs To Me” duet with Brandy. The Polow Da Don-produced track is specifically written and dedicated to Monica’s basketball husband, Shannon Brown.
Speaking with Rap-Up, Monica explained the importance of the song for her. “It was an important song to me on the album because it was the song that I did specifically for my husband,” she said. “[Polow] was able to make a song that was a true testament to the love I have for my husband now.”
Monica and Shannon’s relationship first began when the two met on set of the video for “Love All Over Me,” in which Shannon played her love interest. As fitting as it would be for Shannon to make an appearance in the video for this new single, it might not happen. “My husband’s a sweetheart, I know he’d do it if I asked him,” she told Rap-Up. “I’m really right just now letting him focus on the sport.”