If the album cover is not enough of an enriching and inspiring foretaste, then perhaps you will find an up-tempo or silky gem of a song within [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lalah Hathaway[/lastfm] newest release, Where It All Begins. Hathaway, daughter of the late[lastfm link_type="artist_info"] Donny Hathaway[/lastfm] brings a freshness and vibrancy to her newest project, with the hopes the love it took to make the music will be felt as she shares with anyone willing to listen.
Hathaway offers bold, rich sound in the up tempo, “My Everything”; she co-wrote the song with Jonathan Richmond. Hathaway expertly blends a “spunk” and smoothness that seem to work quite well with the catchy tune! Bass-heavy and synth-driven “If You Want To” is ready to be your soundtrack for a night on the town.
Hathaway releases “Where It All Begins” after the astounding success of her previous project back in 2008′ with “Self Portrait”; the project featured the the GRAMMY® nominated (Best Female R&B Vocal) song “That Was Then.”
To compare Hathaway to her legendary father is indeed what many will do… so many similarities between the musical father and daughter. The raspy edginess of the voices and the haunting yet captivating alto tones of their vocal ability do indeed parallel Hathaway with her dad. But what sets Hathaway apart from many is her ability to blend her her urban, soul and jazz roots into musical color that resonates.
For Hathaway, thanks could be given to that wonderful musical bloodline and her undeniable musical and vocal ability. But the gratitude will be from listeners who are moved, grooved and soothed from [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lalah Hathaway[/lastfm] ‘s newest project!
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lalah Hathaway[/lastfm] ‘s Where It All Begins is released on the Stax music label.
1. Strong Woman
2. Where It All Begins
3. My Everything
4. Small Of My Back
5. If You Want To
6. Always Love You
7. Lie To Me
8. This Could Be Love
9. Wrong Way
10. You Were Meant For Me
11. I’m Coming Back