Lady Love (2009)
|LeToya Luckett, professionally known as LeToya, is an R&B singer-songwriter and actress, and a founding member of the multi-platinum-selling female R&B group, Destiny's Child, with whom she won two Grammy Awards and released many successful commercial recordings.
LeToya's 2006 debut self-titled solo album for Capitol Records reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 albums in July 2006 and was RIAA-certified Platinum (Dec 2006). The first single, "Torn", heated up BET's 106 & Park Top 10 video countdown, eventually closing out at #2, and that year LeToya was named "one of the best new artists of 2006" (AOL) and "Top Songwriter of 2006" (ASCAP).|
In 2009, LeToya returns with her sophomore album, Lady Love. An intricate web of lyrical & melodic fiber that weaves in and out of the good, the bad and the indifferent, Lady Love is a true testament to the ups and downs that come with love and relationships. "Not Anymore", written and produced by Ne-Yo, is an empowering mantra about being fed up with toxic relationships with a cleverly-scripted, powerful video set in the revolutionary period of the 1960s (directed by Bryan Barber).
Other album highlights include LeToya's heart-wrenching, soulful rendition of the ballad "Regret", and works her way up from mid- to up-tempo tracks like the title track "Lady Love". Pop-influenced songs like "Drained" and the follow up track "She Ain't Got...", written by Chris Brown display LeToya's passion and vocal range.
LeToya lays down a new chapter in her musical diary with Lady Love.
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|Personnel: Ryan Leslie (programming, background vocals).|
|Audio Mixers: Jaycen Joshua; Dave Pensado; Serban Ghenea; John Hanes ; Brian Springer.|
|Recording information: Carrington House, Atlanta, GA; Chung King Studios, New York, NY; Euro South Studios, Atlanta, GA; Glenwood Place Recording Studios, Burbank, CA; Pac 12 Studios, Hollywood, CA; The Boom Boom Room, Burbank, CA; The Ludaplex, Atlanta, GA.|
|Photographers: Mike Ruiz; Mike Ruiz.|
|LADY LOVE had several projected release dates across 2008 and early 2009, eventually landing in August 2009. Involving production and songwriting input from a great number of people--including Tank, Ne-Yo, Ron Feemster, Ron Felder, and Elvis Williams--and 15 tracks deep, it's just as scattered and uneven as LeToya's self-titled debut, and sounds even more fussed-over, even without the knowledge about its delays. That does not mean there is a shortage of high points. "Regret," with a significant sonic resemblance to Mary Mary's "God in Me" (from the rat-a-tat snares to the alternately gliding and prodding vocal attack), is a mesmeric kiss-off. The pummeling "She Ain't Got," nearly overloaded with assaultive sounds from every direction, is startlingly brash. On the melancholy "Take Away Love," LeToya proves to be a good fit for Ryan Leslie's meringue-light yet affecting melodic sense. Despite so many involved hands, the album is clearly directed toward the pop market, heavier on gleaming synthesizers and in-your-face production.|
Producer: Warren "Oak" Felder; Pastor Andrew Merritt; Terry Ray Thomas; Harold Lilly; Cory Bold; Ryan Leslie; Bei Maejor; Ne-Yo
Engineer: Anthony Palazzole; Kevin "Trackz" Coby; Geno Regist; Danny Cheung "Stems"; Ralph Cacciurri; Richard Furch; Ryan Leslie; Brian Springer
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|Release Date : 08/25/2009|
|Original Release Date : 2009|
|Catalog ID : 97259|
|Label : EMI Music Distribution|
|Number of Discs : 1|
|SPAR Code : n/a|