Ledisi is asking fans to follow her lead and Let Love Rule. That’s the title of the R&B singer/songwriter’s new studio album, due Sept. 22 from Verve Records.
Let Love Rule finds the nine-time Grammy nominee collaborating with such singer/songwriters and producers as John Legend, BJ the Chicago Kid, Kirk Franklin, Sebastian Kole (Alessia Cara), DJ Camper (Mary J. Blige), DJ Khalil (Eminem, Aloe Blacc) and Prince Charlez (Rihanna, Beyoncé). The result is an illuminating expansion of the soul-searching songs and powerful vocals that Ledisi shared on 2014’s The Truth.
Case in point is the set’s lead single “High.” Currently No. 14 on the Adult R&B Songs chart, the track was penned by Prince Charlez, Ledisi, and her longtime collaborator Rex Rideout and produced by DJ Camper. Its biographical tone -- a la Ledisi’s 2012 Grammy-nominated song “Pieces of Me” -- was inspired by the singer’s personal highs of the last year.