| Faith Evans guests on ‘Hope,’ the current single by Twista, which features on Faith’s new album, but ‘Again’ is the lead single proper. Set to a retro-infused mid-tempo groove, ‘Again’ is an intimate, detailed look at the drama of Faith’s past few years and a brilliant introduction to her stunning new album ‘The First Lady’. |
Featuring songs written and arranged by Evans, and production from the Neptunes, Chucky Thompson, Mario Winans, Brian Cox, Jermaine Dupri, and Carvin and Ivan, ‘The First Lady’ is Faith Evans as you’ve never experienced her. Direct. Dramatic. Playful. Passionate. Rich with wisdom. Deep yet laden with a sexy, flirty vivaciousness. And brimming with soul. Ten years into a career that has had its share of tribulations and triumph, Faith Evans has made the record she was born to create. ‘The First Lady’ depicts a woman looking back unflinchingly on the chaos of her life and emerging stronger on the other side. And it cements her standing as one of the premier R&B/soul vocalists in the world.
Evans became the first woman signed to Sean P. Diddy Combs’ Bad Boy label in 1994. In 1997, she suddenly became a household name when her husband, the rap star Notorious B.I.G., was fatally killed in a drive-by shooting. Combs and Evans released a tribute song, ‘I’ll Be Missing You,’ which was a worldwide smash hit and UK number one, winning a Grammy for Best Rap Performance.
The wife and married mother-of-three has achieved commercial success and critical acclaim for her three platinum-selling solo albums in the US, ‘Faith’ (1995), ‘Keep The Faith’ (1998), and ‘Faithfully’ (2001), which was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Album.
The single ‘Again’ is released on May 2nd
The album ‘The First Lady’ is released on May 16 th