Silky-smooth voiced legend Anita Baker is back with “Lately,” the lead single to her upcoming album “Only Forever.” The song is her rendition of Tyrese’s 1999 hit, done in signature Anita Baker style. The words are the same, but her arrangement and phrasing will make you second guess if it was in fact Tyrese who sung it first!
“The premise of the song is only everything, only all the time,” she tells AOL. “In a push-button, instantly gratified, attention span of minutia, only always. Right? Whatever that means to you. But the sentiment is lovely and it’s applicable to everybody.”
Produced by Nathan East
“Only Forever” will hit everywhere records are sold on October 23, via Blue Note Records/EMI