Toni Braxton premieres her hotly-anticipated new single, “Deadwood,” a record that sees her in an unforgiving state after being rejected by a lover.
On the acoustic guitar led track, Braxton gains strength as she takes her power back. “Just wanna let you know, I won’t let this one go / You got me down, but I ain’t out,” Braxton declares. “Think you got me good, left me like some deadwood / I may be down, but I’ll turn it ’round.”
“Deadwood” is the lead single off Braxton’s forthcoming album, ‘Sex & Cigarettes,’ due out early 2018. A music video has been shot, and Braxton says it will be a steamy one. “There’s this guy in the video who is super sexy,” she says. “I think we’re going to see a lot of him; he’s great eye candy.”
In a recent sit down with The Insider, Braxton says of her pending project: “The new album comes out at the top of the year, and it’s called ‘Sex & Cigarettes.’ I feel like I’m older; I wanna say what I feel, I don’t wanna be censored.”
Braxton’s last album was 2014’s ‘Love, Marriage & Divorce’ with Babyface. Her last solo effort was 2010’s ‘Pulse.’