Soul vocalist Anthony Hamilton will return Dec. 6 with his next So So Def/Zomba album, “Ain’t Nobody Worryin’.” The set is tipped to feature tracks like the title song, first single “Can’t Let Go,” “Where Did It Go Wrong?,” “Sista Big Bones,” “Never Love Again” and “I Know What Love Is All About.” Production was supplied by previous collaborator Mark Batson, Raphael Saadiq, Ced Solo and Kelvin Wooten, among others.
Hamilton expects the song “Preacher’s Daughter” to raise eyebrows. “There are some preachers who are so busy being high and mighty that they sometimes forget their own households and what’s going on with their own daughters right under their noses — so the song is like a ‘wake up call’ for a lot of preachers,” he says.
“Ain’t Nobody Worryin'” is the follow-up to Hamilton’s 2003 breakthrough, “Comin’ From Where I’m From,” which has sold 1.2 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It earned him a Grammy nomination for best male R&B vocal performance.
“I didn’t approach doing this new record with the intention of outdoing the last album,” Hamilton says. “I wanted it to have the same amount of quality, putting raw emotions and experiences to music, you know, re-living as much as possible what I’ve been through in the past few years of being out there, being on the road, singing songs that keep the listeners interested.”
Interest in Hamilton prompted Rhino’s June re-release of his previously unissued debut album, “Soulife,” which was shelved after the label of the same name folded due to financial difficulties.