The song is the first official single from Cox's forthcoming sixth album, Work of Art. A mixture of ballads, up-tempos and dance tunes, the album is due Aug. 15 through Cox’s Deco Recording Group/Primary Wave BMG.
Produced by Thadeuis Dixon, "More Than I Knew” showcases the versatile range and emotion of Cox’s crystalline vocals. You can feel the angst as Cox sings, "I miss you so much/ More than I ever loved you... Maybe I just loved you/ More than I knew."
"This song is classic me; lots of emotion about a scenario I believe a lot of women find themselves in," says Cox. The singer, who signed with Primary Wave Music for management in February, also released a surprise buzz track that same month, "Kinda Miss You." The soulful dance groove was produced by The Rascals.
Cox, who re-created several tracks for Lifetime’s 2015 biopic, I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story, will next play the lead role of Josephine Baker in the Broadway-bound musical Josephine. Best-known for the No. 1 R&B/No. 2 pop anthem "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here," Cox counts six top 20 Billboard R&B singles and 12 No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart.