Lalah Hathaway’s New Album ‘Live’, Conveys the History of Black Americans


Two-time Grammy Award-winner Lalah Hathaway dropped her “Lalah Hathaway LIVE!,” album on October 30, and of her new project, she says, “This album is a dream fulfilled! It means everything to me to have built this record with and for the fans, as I mark my 25th year as a recording artist. I cannot wait to take this show on the road!!!”

As Rolling Out notes, the songstress wrapped a series of shows this summer, including a celebrity-filled audience at the live recording for her new album at the Troubador in Los Angeles this past April. Celebrities including Patti LaBelle, Anita Baker, Erica Campbell, Kenny Lattimore, Daley, Laurieann Gibson, Deitrick Haddon, Yvette Nicole Brown, Angie Fisher and Luenell watched Lalah wow with her R&B vocals on the same stage that her father, the late great Donny Hathaway, recorded his LIVE album in 1972.

Additionally, Lalah blessed Atlanta fans with a celebration concert at Centerstage the day of the album’s release. Here’s what she has to say about her latest work.

How did you come up with the idea to record your next album at the Troubador?

We did two shows in April. I have enough music for two more records [gleams the singer]. The idea actually came from my friend, Donald Lawrence. He suggested I make a “best of” album. What I tried to do was capture the best of my career from 1990 until now.


SOURCE: EUR Web – Ny Magee