If you're someone who ever wondered what it would sound like if Toni Braxton brought her deep, sultry voice to a trap-style song, then today is your lucky day. The R&B songstress, best known for her towering hit "Un-break My Heart" is back with two veteran rap hitmakers in Birdman and London On Da Track for her new track "Heart Away."
Detailing her long-term relationship with a bad boy (perhaps a nod to the marriage rumors that circulated not too long ago about Braxton and Birdman), the combination of her voice and the Southern-influenced instrumental is jarring to say the least, since that sort of musical ecosystem is the last place most people would find Braxton's voice in. With a lounge-type piano loop lilting over the beat, this has all the makings of a powerhouse R&B-rap duet that recalls the Nelly-Kelly Rowland teaming of more than 15 years ago.
He took my heart away
Bad man with bad manners
Played me like I was a habit
Middle finger, he could have it