Few people may know that Anthony Hamilton and Jermaine Dupri are working together on a collaborative album due this August. It will be a full-circle moment for the two, given that Dupri signed Hamilton to his So So Def label in 2003 and released his second and third album on the imprint.
Among the songs taken from their studio sessions is â€œYou Made A Fool Of Me,â€ the albumâ€™s lead single. It was co-produced by Manuel Seal and Dupri, who alluded on Instagram the vocally passionate track is a return to form for those enthusiasts who long for homegrown R&B.
Led by his gritty vocal blend of soul music and the Black church, Hamilton laments across the quintessential R&B arrangement about deep betrayal rooted in infidelity.
â€œThe story is about trust being broken, a heart being deceived, the final straw of being made to feel foolish, and having enough of it,â€ explained Hamilton in a statement. He applauded Dupri for keeping â€œthe integrity of true R&B musicâ€ intact as well as his artistic DNA. â€œHe never tries to make me anything other than me. Iâ€™m Southern, churchy, and like to sing my ass off.â€
Next Tuesday (May 11), â€œYou Made A Fool of Meâ€ is set to impact R&B radio airwaves.
Last year in December, Hamilton pleaded for â€œMercyâ€ on his urgent, Tamika D. Mallory-featured track. He also shared the 9th Wonder-produced song â€œBack Togetherâ€ featuring Rick James. It earned him a top 20 single on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart last August.
Dupri is currently working on new music for Ari Lennoxâ€™s as-yet-titled sophomore album, alongside Bryan-Michael Cox.
Listen to Anthony Hamiltonâ€™s new song â€œYou Made A Fool Of Me,â€ and watch the official video, below.