“It has always been a passion of mine to do inspirational music,” expressed LaTocha in a press statement. “It has been my foundation, and that is very evident, even when I sing R&B music. I can’t escape that.”
The journey takes the singer back to her roots at Mt. Olive Church of God in Holiness, in her hometown of College Park, Ga.
“A hallmark of LaTocha’s successful career has been her love for gospel music and her strong personal connection to the Black church,” explained Monica Coates, Co-Executive Director, of Motown Gospel. “I am excited for her fans—long-standing and new—to finally have a body of work that reflects those areas of her passion.”
EJ Gaines, Co-Executive Director of Motown Gospel, added “LaTocha has one of the most recognized voices in R&B, but she also has staying power and manages to maintain relevance in a marketplace that doesn’t always allow for that. I can’t wait for her fans to hear what she’s been working on.”
Fans anticipating the acclaimed singer’s gospel debut can expect new music to be released this year. As a member of the legacy R&B group Xscape, LaTocha was honored alongside Kandi Burris, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and sister Tamika Scott with the Lady Of Soul award during the 2022 Soul Train Awards.
Accepting the honor, the girl group performed a medley of their fan-favorite hits including “My Little Secret,” “Just Kickin’ It,” “Who Can I Run To,” “Tonight” and “Understanding.” Watch below.