Written by Raven Gaines
The two R&B singers have come to together to give their fans something big. On the heels of KEM’s smash hit “Lie to Me” which has maintained the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart for six weeks in a row the R&B superstar releases his new single, “Live Out Your Love” featuring the iconic Toni Braxton. KEM’s signature silky vocals give way to Braxton’s rich, sultry sound on the track, which is from his upcoming album, LOVE ALWAYS WINS (Motown), set for release on August 28. The two artists co-wrote the song and KEM produced it with Derek “DOA” Allen.
While working on his new album, KEM began to envision “Live Out Your Love” as a duet and asked Braxton to join him. Due to COVID-19, they couldn’t record in the same room. When Braxton sent her vocal to KEM, he was blown away. “I loved the way she recorded, the texture of her voice,” he says. “The pairing of our voices was just amazing.”
LOVE ALWAYS WINS is the follow-up to KEM’s 2014 album, PROMISE TO LOVE, which debuted at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It entered the Billboard 200 at No. 3, becoming his third consecutive top five album on the tally. PROMISE TO LOVE contained the hit singles “Nobody” and “It’s You,” which each spent multiple weeks atop the Urban Adult Contemporary radio charts. “Nobody” earned KEM his third Grammy nomination.
Toni Braxton is the legendary, multimillion-selling R&B/pop pioneer and seven-time GRAMMY Award-winner behind timeless hits such as “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” “Another Sad Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “Seven Whole Days,” “He Wasn’t Man Enough” and “Un-Break My Heart.” The official video for “Un-Break My Heart” recently broke 500 million views on YouTube. The multi-talented singer/songwriter has expanded her skillset along the way to include music producer, Broadway musical star, television actress/producer and best-selling author. She also devotes time as spokesperson for Lupus L.A. and Autism Speaks.
Check out ‘Live Out Your Love’ below.