Ahead of her first solo album in nearly a decade, Toni Braxton has released “Long As I Live,” the first cut off of the LP Sex and Cigarettes, which is due out March 23rd. The album will be backed by a spring tour, though its details and dates have yet to be announced.
As if no time has passed, Braxton’s “Long As I Live” is a familiarly soulful ’90s-style bop about breaking up and moving on, with Braxton proving that her voice and style are as strong as ever. The single is one of the many songs Braxton both co-wrote and co-produced on her upcoming ninth album, which will also include “My Heart,” a duet with singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat.
Braxton’s last full project was 2014’s Love, Marriage, and Divorce, a collaboration with Babyface, and prior to that, her last solo work was Pulse, which came out in 2010. The single and backing album mark the 25th anniversary of the seven-time Grammy winner’s debut in the music industry — a benchmark she promises to celebrate with a spring tour, according to a press release.
Listen to the upcoming album’s first single below.