Vaulted Lalah Hathaway demo becomes new jack song "Waiting"

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(April 24, 2020) SoulTrackers will agree with us that Lalah Hathaway is a singular singer. Of course she is soul music royalty, but her gift as a songwriter, song stylist and interpreter have made her one of the most important soul singers of our time.

Now, when we think of Lalah, we don't necessarily think of dance music, much less New Jack Swing. But that is the direction that a single that hit Spotify today goes. "Waiting" is apparently based on a demo of Lalah's from nearly three decades ago that (without her knowing it) has now been mixed and released by an act called Noize Boize. It is like a happy trip back to Teddy Riley and the 1990s. The song is catchy in a very "Just Got Paid" sort of way.

Check it out below and tell us what you think!

(April 24, 2020) SoulTrackers will agree with us that Lalah Hathaway is a singular singer. Of course she is soul music royalty, but her gift as a songwriter, song stylist and interpreter have made her one of the most important soul singers of our time.

Now, when we think of Lalah, we don't necessarily think of dance music, much less New Jack Swing. But that is the direction that a single that hit Spotify today goes. "Waiting" is apparently based on a demo of Lalah's from nearly three decades ago that (without her knowing it) has now been mixed and released by an act called Noize Boize. It is like a happy trip back to Teddy Riley and the 1990s. The song is catchy in a very "Just Got Paid" sort of way.

Check it out below and tell us what you think!

 
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