Anita Baker’s new single “Lately,” a remake of Tyrese’s hit song, is garnering her a lot of chart attention. Released digitally on August 7, 2012, “Lately” is the highest debut single on the Billboard Urban AC Chart for anyone in the last 15 years, landing at #10. In addition, Baker was the first recording artist ever to have an unprecedented premiere on Urban Adult Contemporary Radio for all Clear Channel stations.
“Lately” serves as the lead single from the veteran singer-songwriter-producer’s forthcoming album ‘Only Forever,’ her first in seven years. On the tune, produced by The Underdogs, Baker’s voice is still in fine, buttery condition, melting even the toughest of person’s hearts and filling it with that warm, loving feeling.
Venturing in newer territory still, Baker says “Only Forever” will probably be her last commercial record. Not because she’s quitting music completely, but because she wants to try slightly different genres. “I have a gospel album in me, a jazz album…[there are] other things I want to say, and I’ll say them,” she told the Boombox.
‘Only Forever’ will arrive in stores October 23, 2012.
Listen to “Lately” HERE.