From The Vault is back this week with a modern R&B classic; today’s pick is LeToya Luckett’s ‘Regret.’
The third single from the Destiny’s Child star’s sophomore set ‘Lady Love’ in 2009, the gem was helmed by Tank with additional writing by the songbird and guest feature Ludacris.
Lyrically, the cut sees Luckett explaining to her ex the many ways in which he will miss her.
An instant fan favorite, it was a Hot Hip-Hop/R&B Top 10 hit for the singer, peaking at #8 but only reaching #78 on the Hot 100.
Thanks to an online petition powered by the singer’s supporters, a video was released for the song. Directed by Parris, it starred LeToya, Luda, Tank, as well as male model (and Left Eye’s longtime boyfriend) Sean Newman as “the” ex-lover. He also featured in preceding visual ‘She Ain’t Got.’
Almost a decade after ‘Regret’ and its parent album, LeToya finally came ‘Back 2 Life’ musically this year. And continues to boast an engaging vision.
Indeed, it’s exciting seeing her push as an independent act and coming up with great quality music as well as innovative concepts like the ‘Back 2 Life’ video trilogy.