On the upbeat track, which samples Evelyn Champagne King’s 1982 classic hit “Love Come Down,” The Braxton Family Values star uses lush harmonies and poignant lyrics to share her tales of having security in her love life.
“You’re my little pick me up whenever I’m feeling down,” Tamar declares. “Can’t hardly wait until I’m with you again / It’s more than typical because you are my best friend / They be saying we be doing too much, I ain’t complaining / Love spending time with you and boy, that’ll never change.”
“Pick Me Up” will appear on Tamar’s fifth studio album, Bluebird of Happiness, slated to drop on September 29th. According to Tamar, the project will be her ‘last’ studio effort.
“THIS is my BEST & LAST album! Enjoy,” the mother of one shared on Instagram.
Tamar’s career kicked off as a member of The Braxtons, a group with her sisters, back in 1990. They released the debut album, So Many Ways, as a trio in 1996. Four years later, she signed her first solo deal with DreamWorks Records, dropping the self-titled Tamar the same year. Unfortunately, she was released from the label shortly after.
Braxton returned to music with 2013’s ‘Love & War,’ which was her first commercially successful album, followed by her Christmas album, ‘Winter Loversland’ and 2015’s ‘Calling All Lovers.’
Here’s hoping she doesn’t retire for long!