Lady Wray — the artist formerly known as Nicole Wray — went straight up soul when she adapted her new moniker and dropped her album Queen Alone and singles "Guilty" and "Do It Again" in 2016. Since then, the singer has had a few milestones in life, including becoming a mother late last year. Before giving birth, though, she sat down with with songwriter Leon Michels to craft a few records, including her latest single "Piece Of Me."
The songstress follows the formula she laid down on Queen Alone for "Piece Of Me," taking on an old-school sound that fits her smoky alto like hand in glove. This time around, thick bass, piano, guitar and simple drums set things off as she sings. However, rather than sing about love or the loss of love on the bluesy track, she sings about endlessly sacrificing for family though they don't always give back. "I'll let you take a piece of me / I hope you get the peace you need," she sings on the chorus. "And if that's not enough / I'll let you go peacefully." Lady Wray imbues her vocal here with the anguish and emotion one would have in the situation, making it feel all too real — especially if you've endured a similar experience.
"Piece Of Me" is the A-side of her latest single, which is being sold as a 45. To hear the gospel-tinged B-side "Come On In," you'll have to purchase the double single via Bandcamp. However, you can listen to "Piece Of Me" right now below.