Lalah Hathaway’s ‘Self-Portrait’ To Be Unveiled This June

LalahSelfPortraitsmall.jpgFans of soul music, rejoice!  After four years away, Lalah Hathaway is back on the scene this spring with a new CD on the revitalized Stax Records imprint entitled Self-Portrait

According to, the lead single from the new effort, which is scheduled to drop June 3rd, will be the mid-tempo "Let Go." The single has her best friend Rahsaan Patterson on background vocals and Rex Rideout, who also produced Lalah's tribute song to the late, great Luther Vandross, "Forever, For Always, For Love" from 2004's Outrun the Sky, on production.

For those not familiar with Lalah (although if you're a regular of SoulBounce, I'm really, really hoping that you are), yes, she's the daughter of the soul legend Donny Hathaway, but also a velvet-voiced soulstress in her own right, giving us such hits over the years as "Heaven Knows," "Let Me Love You," "Baby Don't Cry" and my personal favorite, "I'm Coming Back."

Says Lalah: "...this is the first record that I've ever worked on from start to
finish including developing the concept, styling, the sequence and
selection of the songs, the musicians, the producers, the marketing,
the way it sounds--everything. That's why I call it Self-Portrait
because it's my fifth album but it feels like my first.

Yes, the Hathaway hype has begun. Check the interview on, which features photos of Lalah and her friends hanging out.

Lalah Hathaway: Voice of Conviction []
Lalah [Official] [MySpace]

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9 Responses

  1. Stax is killing the game right now. "Baby, dont cry" and "when your life is low" are two of my favorite Lalah tracks.

  2. I've been in love with this girl since the days of "Heaven Knows." I can't wait for this.

  3. This is the most anticipated CD of 08!!!!! Lalah Hathaway is the truth!...Please believe it. And she has Rahsaan on background vox??? OMG! Is that NOT the hottest combination or what?

  4. Lalah is SIMPLY AMAZING!!!!!!

  5. Can't wait.

  6. Her voice is smooth!Talent.Thanks SB for giving shine to those who deserve.

  7. Lalah is rising even higher with this release. It's up to us to affirm once and for all she is truly deserving of all this praise. Pre-order online, spread the word about June 3, call in when you hear it on the radio, join her web community, take Self Portrait to 2X platinum!

  8. June 3 can't come soon enough! Lalah can SANG! Truly a talent.

  9. I’ve already pre-ordered i am hoping that we will also support with requesting radio airplay for singles. Like right now we should be calling our local stations for “Let Go”. And pumping “Self Portrait”.


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