Joy Denalane has spent 2021 issuing tracks here and there to satisfy traditional R&B fans. Her latest track, â€œForever,â€ is even more intentional, serving as an offering from the deluxe edition of last yearâ€™s Let Yourself Be Loved. It arrives with a music video.
Discussing the new track, Denalane said, â€œThe song was quite a challenge. The melody and arrangement have less of my signature than many of the songs on the album. I deliberately wanted to write something that theoretically other artists could also sing. Something classic.â€
The reissue of Denalaneâ€™s Motown debut is out September 3, the eve of the albumâ€™s first anniversary. The new tracks total five. The standard version was praised by Rated R&B, placing No. 11 on our best R&B albums of 2020 list.
In May, Denalane issued the song â€œThe Show.â€ Two months earlier, she released a remake of Bill Withersâ€™ 1972 hit â€œUse Me.â€ It arrived with a music video. Both tracks will appear on the expanded version.
Listen to Joy Denalaneâ€™s new song â€œForeverâ€ below. Watch the supporting video above.