Toni Braxton’s new album is easy to spell out: Grammy worthy. Spell My Name is the living legend’s first album on Island Records, and her tenth overall. It also follows her Grammy-nominated album Sex & Cigarettes.
Addressing the art of letting go and moving on, Braxton’s newest album brilliantly refashions the cherished heartbreak context of her previous works, while giving her a new sense of self-discovery after the dust settles.
Leading up to the album, Braxton has released three tracks: the guitar-drenched “Gotta Move On” featuring H.E.R., the upbeat “Dance,” and the current R&B chart-topper “Do It.” Icon Missy Elliott shows up as guest on the remix to the latter track.
Besides the singles, one particular highlight on Spell My Name is “Happy Without Me.” It’s a gloomy piano-laden tune about smiling through painful memories after seeing a former lover move on.
With Spell My Name, Braxton makes one intention crystal clear: a classic artist never goes out of style.
Stream Toni Braxton’s new album Spell My Name below.