Jordin Sparks is reinventing herself on her third album: the pop songstress and former American Idol winner is now six years removed from her last full-length, and Right Here Right Now, due out Aug. 21, will present a never-before-heard side of Sparks. The singer-songwriter is releasing one new song every Friday until the album release, and today she’s unveiling the sultry “100 Years” exclusively on Billboard.com. Listen below:
Sparks worked closely with veteran producer Salaam Remi on Right Here Right Now, which follows last year’s #ByeFelicia mixtape and will include her recent single “Double Tap” featuring 2 Chainz. With “100 Years,” Sparks is approaching R&B from a different angle, forgoing the traditional radio route and embracing a more sensual and altogether striking sound.
“I was still experimenting with using my voice in different ways,” Sparks says of the song. “I really love how this song turned out. It’s just about, ‘One hundred years just is not enough time for me to love you. I love you so much and all these different things and 100 years just isn’t enough time.'”
Right Here Right Now is now available for pre-order, and its 13 tracks also include collaborations with Elijah Blake, Shaggy and B.o.B, among others. Sparks is also promoting the album through a marketing partnership with U.S. retail giant GGP Malls that will include exclusive releases and pop-up appearances.