Gladys Knight gets her dance on with new single “Just a Little.” Available on all digital platforms Friday, the upbeat track teams the seven-time Grammy Award winner with fellow Grammy winner and producer Symbolyc One, aka S1 (Kanye West’s “Power,” Beyoncé‘s “Best Thing I Never Had.”)
Written and vocal-produced by Knight protégé/R&B singer Avehre, “Just a Little” is the lead single from the singer’s 12th studio album. It’s due next year via the Empire-distributed label WCMC (When Creative Minds Collide).
“We just wanted to have fun,” says Knight, who is also the newest ambassador for VH1’s Save the Music Foundation. “Most of the singles I’ve released prior to this were ballads. I wanted something we could dance to.” A video for the song — which you can listen to below — will be released in the near future.
This time last year, Knight was promoting her new gospel album, Where My Heart Belongs. Featuring songs written by Kirk Franklin, BeBe Winans and Knight, the project debuted at No. 20 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart and No. 34 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.