Chart topping legendary duo with legendary track record of hits, working together after years of moving in opposite directions. An R&B songwriting legend working with one of R&B’s most distinctive voices; Babyface and Toni Braxton are back together again and this time around for a duet album. Love, Marriage, and Divorce is set to be released December 3, 2013. The first single from the album is “Hurt You”, a song which paints the picture of 2 lovers realizing that going back and forth trying to outdo the level of hurt they have caused each other has destroyed their relationship. As the lovers apologize they try to figure where to go next in their relationship. In the 90’s Babyface writing for Toni Braxton changed R&B, and created a lane that has yet to be taken. This song “Hurt You”, is consistent with the catalog they’ve put together beginning over 20 years ago. What stands out is that both singers their voices are still crisp, and are identifiable after all of these years. “Hurt You” is a nice introduction to an album, that should be quite an interesting story if the subject matter sticks to the album title.
September 12, 2013