The last time Letoya Luckett blessed our ears was in 2009 with her sophomore album, Lady Love (which is still a banger!). Now she’s back again speaking to our souls on her new single “Back 2 Reality” off of her new album, Until Then (2017).
Luckett’s velvety vocals tell a story of choosing to fight for love or choosing to let go. Is it worth it? Will it work? These are all questions that we’ve all had to ask ourselves at one point and she does a great job at delivering the message of the song in a way that tugs at your heart strings.
Watch the trailer for the “Back 2 Reality” video, starring Letoya and Thomas Q. Jones (Being Mary Jane).
Luckett told People Magazine in an exclusive interview about “Back 2 Reality”, her new album, and more.
On creating her new album:
Luckett stated she “got to fall in love with myself all over again.” The album was also written at at a very important time in her life.“As women, we go through so many changes and on this album I let it out,” the 35-year-old singer says. “I talk about my growth and listening back I can hear it. I can hear that growth.”
On taking five years to create the album and having it match her vision:
“It’s like therapy for me, going in there and writing records and pouring my heart out,” she says. “It’s something I had to learn how to do. Sometimes, it was a little too close to home, but then I was like, ‘Nah, there are real people going through that and they can relate.’”
On Back 2 Reality:
“[It] doesn’t matter what relationship, mom to kids, to husband — this record is that ‘me time,’” she says. “That’s why I wanted to go with the record.
On her new album, Until Then:
“I hope people can listen to the album and hear my heart,” she says. “For me, I get healing from music. I want people to experience that. It’s not about being liked, not about the approval. It’s about the experience and pouring my heart. I just want people to hear my heart and that’s it.”
Luckett is also an actress and will be starring as the legendary R&B singer, Dionne Warick, in the upcoming biopic, Dionne.
We are big fans of Letoya and we’re happy that she is releasing new music and moving forward in her stellar career. Can’t wait for the full album to be released in 2017!