Six years after her last single, “So Bad” and months after mother’s death, the singer-songwriter returns with the release of her new song, “We Are Ready.”
Two weeks prior to her appearance in dream hampton’s executively produced docu-series, Surviving R. Kelly, the Chicago native debuted her Jesse Francois-produced single, an anthem of empowerment dedicated to women who have fought and survived abuse, whether it be domestic, physical or sexual.
“They have tried to silence from us, strip away the power from us,” she sings at the beginning of the first verse. “Said that we were weak long enough, but time is up/ We ain’t weak/ We have a voice and its loud, no we ain’t just figure it out/ When we come together we win we overcome battles, we fall, we’ll do it again/ And it’s never been an easy win, but we are ready.”
Following the finale of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly, Sparkle took to her Instagram account to thank those involved with the emotion-stirring and insightful documentary. “I want to accredit @dreamhampton @briemirandabryant and everyone at @lifetimetv for presenting my and these courageous women testimonies with such care and accuracy,” she writes. “This has been an emotional and eye-opening process. Please pray for all involved.. Sincerely, Thank You!”
Hear “We Are Ready” down below.