Lalah Hathaway Releases Summer Album “VANTABLACK”


( ENSPIRE Music ) Hathaway’s VANTABLACK Tour Dates Are Live 

ENSPIRE Contributor: Gabrielle Maya 

Five-time Grammy award winner Lalah Hathaway has released her eighth studio album this summer called “VANTABLACK,” under her Hathaway Entertainment label imprint. It’s a sixteen-track album featuring an all-star lineup: Common, MC Lyte, Rapsody, Michael McDonald, Phonte, Gerald Albright, and WILLOW. The singer, songwriter, and producer has explored many genres, sharing Grammy win records with Beyoncé (the only two to have ever won three times in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category). Besides collaborations on previous albums with Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Anderson Paak, Robert Glasper, Snoop Dogg, Esperanza Spalding, and more. Her work has made the Oscars 2021 shortlist for Best Original Song with such a high caliber her latest album, “VANTABLACK,” will be receiving positive admiration from listeners.

Chicago-born and raised, this soulful music artist is the daughter of the late great Donny Hathaway, a music family set on the path to greatness. Hathaway has been invited to accompany music legends such as Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Herbie Hancock on stage. The album “VANTABLACK” has been kickstarted with the official single “So In Love.” is what kickstarted the album release this song became a certified Billboard R&B Top 20 song as it is currently #18 on the Billboard charts.

Lalah Hathaway VANTABLACK Album Cover

Furthermore, Hathaway adds, “‘So In Love’ was written by Philip Beaudreau and me a couple of years ago to pitch it, but we loved it so much and decided to sit with it for a while. I’ve recently added it to my show, and it’s one of our most beloved pieces.” ‘So In Love’ has such a vibe, and like a lot of the work I do, it explores some of the more nontraditional ideas about love, and self-love. The video does this on a grand scale!”

Another single offering was a song called “I Am,” which was another fan-favorite from the now-released album. “I Am, I think people will be delighted to hear me with some tempo! I’m always trying to figure out how to apply these lush tones over dance music! How can I be featured on the subwoofer in your G Wagon? This is a four on the floor full of positive affirmation…I may have cracked the code!” shares Hathaway. Lastly, the third song released before “VANTABLACK” was the sensual “Mood for You” featuring MC Lyte.

Lalah Hathaway comments that “VANTABLACK” was always the project’s name. I started reframing how I saw color as the Blackest I’ve ever been, and even steeped in who I am, it doesn’t exclude the other things that make up the sum of me. Similar to how all the surrounding music informs the Black music that I create. So it’s all a melting pot of all of me.” She recently announced her VANTABLACK Tour national tour. Hathaway is a legendary artist who is making an outstanding comeback, so don’t miss this summer’s latest album.

Lalah Hathaway VANTABLACK Tour Dates

For more information about Hathaway, visit or follow her on Instagram for more music updates. You can stream her latest album, “VANTABLACK,” here and view additional info and tour dates.

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