NEW RELEASES: Joe’s ‘The Good, The Bad, The Sexy,’ Lalah Hathaway’s ‘Where It All Begins,’ More

Joe – The Good, The Bad, The Sexy (Kedar Entertainment)

“The Good, The Bad, The Sexy” is the ninth studio offering from R&B veteran Joe and the follow-up to his critically acclaimed album ‘Signature.’ “This is a very great album, more mainstream,” Joe tells Singersroom exclusively. “Different from ‘Signature’ completely. It’s really more mainstream, and still a mix between mainstream and that classic Joe.” However, “The Good, The Bad, The Sexy” won’t be steering too far mainstream, at least not in the direction of some of today’s top R&B artist, who have jumped on the dance/Euro pop sound.

Lalah Hathaway – Where It All Begins (Stax Records)

Soul veteran Lalah Hathaway unleashes her sixth solo studio album, ‘Where It All Begins,’ via Stax Records. The set is led by the first single “If You Want To,” a song Lalah calls a feel good track. Lalah says ‘Where It All Begins’ mirrors the experience of making her first self-entitled record. “This is where I happen to be right now. After doing something a bunch of times, it ends up being fresh and new,” Hathaway says. For the project, Lalah worked with Rahsaan Patterson, Jonathan Richmond, Terrence Lilly, Dre & Vidal, James Fauntleroy, Lee Hutson, Jr., Mike City, Lil Eddie and more.

Hamilton Park – Hamilton Park (Atlantic Records)

Andre Harrell’s new group Hamilton Park kick start their career with the release of their self-titled debut EP. Members Anthony, Mr. Marcus Lee, Chris Voice and Royce P have been honing their vocal skills for years and are now ready to let the world know they’re not just another made up R&B group. “They were church boys, but they were masculine,” Harrell says of HP. “I liked their relationship with each other and the way they blended in and out. They’re like four heads thinking as one.” The debut EP is preceded by the singles “Computer Love” and “Thing Called Us.”

Sounds of Blackness – Fly Again (Malaco Records)

Sounds of Blackness returns with a new record deal on Malaco Records to release ‘Fly Again.’ The set is led by the first single of the same name and features Jamecia Bennett, daughter of Ann Nesby, mother of Paris Bennett.


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