After a three-year hiatus, Tamia returns with a brand new single titled “Leave It Smokin’,” produced by Salaam Remi.
Backed by an erotic instrumental with hints of a tambourine, Tamia desires her romantic connection with her lover to match an intensity of an inferno with lyrics like, “I need passion like fire.” She sings, “I don’t want to play it safe / I just want to break every rule, like criminals.”
“Leave It Smokin'” is lifted from Tamia’s forthcoming album, Passion Like Fire, which is set to arrive this fall via Entertainment One/21 Entertainment Group. Speaking on her new single, Tamia says, “I co-wrote this song with my good friend, Salaam Remi. We always have fun in the studio. I’m beyond excited to continue my love of music and share the first single from my new project.”
In 2016, Eric Benét teased a joint project with Tamia after reuniting on the “Sunshine” remix. “It was a joy working with her again,” he told Rated R&B. “We got excited in the studio this last time that we talked about doing an album together and we’re going to make that happen, too. So we’re really excited about that as well.”
Listen to “Leave It Smokin'” below.