Anita Baker to release "Lately" on August 7

Okay, we've been waiting endlessly for new music from Anita Baker. She teased us a couple years ago with some short clips here and there, including a somewhat controversial one with Snoop Dogg.

Anita's people announced today that her new single, "Lately," will be released on August 7, and the accompanying album, Only Forever, will be "Coming Soon." Just to show us they're being for real this time, they've even shown us a cover for the single, continuing the tease....

What do you think? 

You can check out this week's SoulTracks Lost Gem, featuring Anita.

And while we wait for her new song and album, here's one of our favorite Anita clips