India.Arie, 'Brother's Keeper': Exclusive Song Premiere



India.Arie gives fans another taste of her upcoming album, "SongVersation," with her second single, "Brother's Keeper."

The song, premiered exclusively here on The Juice, features India.Arie going back and forth with herself on a love that is in need of nourishment.

"Am I my  brother's keeper?/ Yes I am/ Am I the one teach him?/ Yes I am/ Am I the one to reach him?/ Yes I can/ Am I my brother's keeper?/ Yes I am," an empowered India.Arie sings on the hook.

"It's been my joy to sing songs songs with empowerment themes all my career, 'SongVersation' is the same, maybe even more so," India.Arie tells The Juice. "This song, 'Brothers Keeper,' is about us as women, supporting the men in our lives;  sons, brothers, husbands, lovers,  nephews,  friends - in that way, that only a woman can. "

The singer's first "SongVersation" single, "Cocoa Butter," peaks at No.20 on the Adult R&B chart this week. The song debuted at No. 37 on April 13.

"The making of this album has been one of the most important experiences of my career," she says of "SongVersation" (June 25, SoulBird/Motown) via press release. "Every time I make an album, it’s an important and tumultuous and nuanced and  complex and dynamic process of going into the woods and coming out with the holy grail... the holy grail being the internal growth that becomes fertile ground for new songs. This album was a process of many journeys all happening at once, culminating in not just a fertile ground, but a fertile ground on a different land."