New Song: Anita Baker – ‘Lately’

Published: Tuesday 7th Aug 2012 by Rashad
Sheeee’s baack!

After an 8 year hiatus, Queen of Quiet Storm Anita Baker storms radio with the first single from her forthcoming, 7th studio LP ‘Only Forever’.  A remake of longtime friend Tyrese‘s ‘Lately’, the Grammy-winning alto has been getting nothing but sweet love from critics who’ve deemed the song a well-worth-waiting for return.

Sure to join the singer’s long list of favorites including ‘Sweet Love’, ‘Giving You the Best That I Got’, ‘I Apologize’, and more, get into ‘Lately’ – the latest from Miss Anita below:

Yes! Yes! And, yes!  Welcome back Anita!

The song marks the first time listeners have gotten a new treat from the diva since 2004’s ‘My Everything’ (which succeeded Baker’s 1994 release ‘Rhythm of Love’).  But to say Baker has not missed a beat would be a grave understatement.   Showcasing the smooth, refined vocal stylings that rose her to prominence in the mid-80s, ‘Lately’ is just proof that somebody out there still cares enough to make real R&B!

Here’s hoping this is just the beginning of gems offered from ‘The Songstress’.  ‘Forever’ due in stores October 23rd.
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  1. Bey + MC Slay Your Faves August 7, 2012

    This is amazing! Yassssss. Flawless Diva!

  2. VIVALAONYX August 7, 2012

    OH GOD YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Marcos O’liva August 7, 2012

    yes anita show this half talented singers how a real diva do it.

  4. BitchICan’tEvenSpellWelfare August 7, 2012

    The Legendary and Iconic Anita Baker- yassss!

    When I tell you that I cannot WAIT until this album drops in October.

    THIS is a voice I’ve truly missed.

  5. NYLA August 7, 2012

    This is beautiful!!!!!

    She is such a class act and an original! I can’t wait for the album.

  6. RG2 August 7, 2012

    She did an amazing job with this song, REAL TALENT & NO GIMMICKS!

  7. KNUCK August 7, 2012

    I’m a huge fan of Tyrese’s version, but yesssss Auntie Nita!!!! still classic, oh so jazzy! She does a different thing with the song, and that’s all you can ask for in a remake… I love it. Welcome back!!

  8. Benita August 7, 2012

    This is what they call good singing, how I miss real singers. Thank GOD she is back.

  9. Jamil August 7, 2012

    Wow music is looking real good this year yesss

  10. AnitaMariahRihannaHi5 August 7, 2012

    Oh yes yes yes. Welcome back Anita. I have all her albums which r classic rnb. I only wish Freddie Jackson could come back too. They both brought such great music from the 80s. I’m on the fence about the nose job Anita but u make me happy bringing new music.

  11. millhouse August 7, 2012

    Why is Anita using Autotune????? – and please dont say shes not… i been in the studio too much…. i know autotune when i hear ,,, the song sounds like classic Anita – nothing speacial …i like the little tyrese she put in there….i love Anita

  12. James227 August 7, 2012

    Looks like R&B is pushing it’s way back. Enough of this pop s*** already. Love me some Anita. Bring it!!

  13. Nick August 7, 2012

    she might even get a Grammy Nom for this! great work Anita glad to see you back!

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  15. OpD2 August 7, 2012

    that voice ms baker still have it ofter all this time,keep doing you sista so wonderful.

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  17. i’m not throwing shade, but… August 8, 2012

    I LOVE IT!!!!!
    She made this darn song her own. and that unique, rich, full tone of her voice still exists.
    I can’t wait for the album

  18. Gr3g August 8, 2012

    I really like her version of this song.

  19. Sean August 8, 2012

    I play her old catalog like every day she’s an amazing vocalist…my mom got me on to her…and this cut goes well with her previous work…great job

  20. REALTALKBSWALK August 8, 2012

    I love this woman I have all her albums, she is the epitome of real R&B music, I can’t express how her voice music, and lyrics soothes my soul, welcome back Ms. Anita Baker Iv’ed missed you!

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  23. Nate August 16, 2012

    The thing I love about Anita is that her presence is always like a breath of fresh air! She always comes with something soulful, jazzy, and soley hers. I love the little thump in the chours. No one could ever play in her lane, can’t wait to see her when she tours.

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