New Song: Toni Braxton – ‘Long As I Live’

Published: Friday 9th Feb 2018 by Rashad

A week after dominating television airwaves with the Lifetime-aired ‘Faith Under Fire,’ R&B veteran Toni Braxton‘s back to dominate the R&B scene with some fire of her own.

‘Long As I Live’ – the must-hear second single from her highly anticipated new album, ‘Sex & Cigarettes,’  was delivered this morning as the follow-up to 2017’s ‘Deadwood’ (which hit the top 10 on Adult R&B songs charts).

Will ‘Live’ lift the diva even higher on R&B and Pop tallies? Listen inside and tell us:

Yes, yes, and yes!  For as much as we can say we enjoyed ‘Deadwood,’ the tune admittedly didn’t feel like album kickoff material.  This cut – a shoo-in for admiration from the Urban AC crowd – feels a bit more enticing.  If this is more along the lines of what ‘Cigarettes’ has to offer, we’re certainly intrigued.

Roll on album #7 Miss Braxton!  We’re waiting.

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  1. Jasmine February 9, 2018

    This is the classic Toni everyone loves! Great job Toni.

    • China February 9, 2018

      SHE LOOKS LIKE PRINCE IN THAT PICTURE, I miss old toni from the first 3 CD’s. Classic vocals, beautiful visuals, THIS SONG IS A RETURN TO FORM. THANK YOU TONI—for VOCALS. I can understand what your saying.

  2. Jasmine February 9, 2018

    Can’t wait to buy the new album

  3. olusheyi banjo February 9, 2018

    Great song, I love it Toni

  4. BootzShza February 9, 2018

    She is my idol. She never disappoints. Already on repeat… yes don’t stop making those hits!

  5. John February 9, 2018

    I’m loving the repeat value on this song. Alotof songs don’t have that nowadays. Good job Toni

    • Myk February 10, 2018

      I’m buying this track, not just streaming it. Her vocals are as incredible as ever. Extraordinarily well delivered and totally in the pocket. Ms Braxton reminds us of why we have adored her music for the last 29 years!

  6. T-southafrican guy February 9, 2018

    Slay queen toni.. Yes. I love this

  7. Carlitos February 9, 2018

    Queen of R&B 😚😍

  8. JC February 9, 2018


  9. Kay for Toni Braxton February 9, 2018

    OMG!!! I am so feelibg this…. reminds me of LMAD…. this perfection!!!! Slay My Queen!!!

    • Kay for Toni Braxton February 9, 2018


  10. Haters Gon’ Hate February 9, 2018

    YAAAAAAAS TONI!!!! Smooth like honey, love the way this track is arranged, produced, lyrically – yes – just YES! Is that babyface on background vocals? It sounds fresh and confident, from what I’ve heard so far this is a must buy addition to my Toni Braxton album collection 😎

    • JC February 9, 2018

      They were making a song on Braxton Family Values and I think this is the completion of that song that she was doing with Babyface

      • Myk February 10, 2018

        Maybe that is a Babyface track. I love it!!

  11. Liam February 9, 2018

    This is hot she always deliver come thru Toni and these vocal arrangements are lit

  12. Jackx February 9, 2018

    Yesss toni slay me with them vocals😍😍😍
    I’m so ready for s** and cigarettes ❤️

  13. MUSICHEAD February 9, 2018

    Welcome back Ms Braxton! I love Toni and this will definitely hit top 5 on Urban AC.

  14. Jacob February 9, 2018

    Yesssss Toni!!!!

  15. mr.m February 9, 2018

    Deadwood was lil off
    This is gooooooooooooooooooooooood

  16. Yonce February 9, 2018

    I love it! It’s so much better than Deadwood imo.

  17. Teflon Boy February 9, 2018

    This is stunning! Toni’s vocals on Deadwood sounded a little too studio manipulated. You can really hear her on this and she sounds incredible.., can’t wait for S** and Cigarettes.

  18. Bitchpleeeeaaaasssezzzzzzzz February 9, 2018

    For a minute I thought that was Prince 😫🤣👍🏽

    • Jasmine February 10, 2018

      Stop being cheap! Buy the song if you like it. If you are broke then stream it free to help her listening numbers.

  19. Ashton February 9, 2018

    OMG I LOVE IT!!!! Such a great R&B song & classic toni!!!

  20. Erica February 9, 2018

    This sounds like she pick up where she left off with that babyface joint album

    • JC February 9, 2018

      It was either on Braxton Family Values or in an interview when she and Babyface were sitting around and he was at the piano they were making a song and I think this is that song when it’s finished

      • Carlitos February 9, 2018

        No, that song that you’re referring to is ‘I Wish.’ That was on their last album together.

  21. Barbara ‘Hunnychile’ Perez February 9, 2018


  22. JOHNVIDAL February 9, 2018

    OMG her voice is so unique.

  23. JC February 9, 2018

    This is good music make sure you guys download this from a legitimate source so that she can get credit and by credit I mean paid

    • Kay for Toni Braxton February 10, 2018

      I absolutely agree…. It’s time she earn a top ten with this jam… I pray her label push it so well and do an awesome video for this song it has hit all over it… and the views are growing so fast on vevo

    • JUNE February 10, 2018

      so awesome I will buy this song

  24. Lamont February 9, 2018

    I love this song. O enjoy Toni Braxton voice so it doesn’t matter what she sings her voice is so amazing and unique. Love the song can’t wait for the album. Thank you for another album

  25. T-southafrican guy February 10, 2018

    I appreciate own living lengends music…it makes me excited that shes still here delivering such good music.what can i say. Hit…written all over this song

  26. Len February 10, 2018

    My baby is back. The vocals and harmony is on point and I am happy to be blessed with this gem. I cannot wait for the album. Go buy and support this please!

  27. eric February 10, 2018

    Every song released for the new album has been a YES for me! The sound has been very consistent and the quality just as excellent. Can’t wait to buy! This is classic Toni!

  28. Kwakhe February 10, 2018

    Wow it’s awesome. Can’t wait to buy the album

  29. Pops February 12, 2018

    Am smelling a chart topper

  30. Jim February 16, 2018

    It’s not bad, certainly better than any other garbage on the radio nowadays. I wonder why we don’t get big, huge ballads from singers like Toni anymore though e.g. Breath Again, How Could An Angel Break My Heart, I Don’t Want To. It’s like singers are afraid to do that kind of thing anymore.

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