LeToya Luckett Returns With New Album ‘Back 2 Life’ [LISTEN]
LeToya Luckett is back with her third solo album, Back 2 Life, her first offering since 2009's Lady Love.
Leading up to the release of the 13-track project, Luckett has dropped two mini-movies for her singles, "B2L" and "Used To" starring Thomas Q. Jones. The emotional videos touch on the tumultuous relationship of a couple on the brink of ending things, since the man is in love with another woman. The videos are part of a three-part miniseries that finds Luckett showcasing the acting skills she honed over the past few years with a number of movie roles.
"I stepped out the box on this album and I wanted to open my heart and talk about some of my experiences, things that I’ve gone through over the past seven years," the singer said in a recent interview with The Boombox. I feel like a completely different woman since my last album, definitely more mature, more confident, and more sure of myself."
Luckett, who went through a painful divorce last year, says this album is vulnerable and incredibly honest.
"That’s why songs like “Used To” [are] edgier, more in your face, and just like, 'Yeah, negro–this is who I am, what I bring to the table–don’t forget,'" she explains. "I probably would have been scared to speak like that on my last album. But I’m in a different place and I hope that people hear that. I also wanted an album that was more relatable than any other album that I put out lyrically."