Following his divorce from a 9 year marriage with songstress Chante Moore, R&B crooner Kenny Lattimore will head back to music, prepping the new album, ‘Back to Cool,’ for early 2012.
The set will be produced by J.R. Hudson (Jill Scott), who penned the album teaser “Built to Last,” which Lattimore will perform on August 25th in Washington, D.C., during a week of events formally dedicating the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial at Constitution Hall.
“It’s a classic Kenny Lattimore song,” Lattimore, 41, told Recordnet. “It’s got lovely lyrics. It’s a love song about the ups and downs of being in a relationship. It’s a great song.”
Lattimore continues: “I’m really honored. And I’m excited about the song. I’ve never sung this type of song before. It’s a big power ballad. It’s perfect for that celebration.”
Lattimore has released four solo efforts and two duet albums with ex-wife Chante Moore. For the forthcoming CD, he plans to take things slow, replicating songstress Jill Scott by building his own team.
“I didn’t sign to a label,” said Lattimore, who’s spent most of his career with major labels (Epic, Columbia, LaFace, Arista, Verve) and is considering his options. “I wanted to define the music before I went to a record label.”
“There’s something about having your own team and then combining with a major label,” Lattimore adds. “It seems to be working these days.”