Toni Braxton is back with new music and a new home label. The singer-songwriter released “Do It,” her first single since minting her new deal with Universal’s Island Records.
On her latest Antonio Dixon-produced record, Braxton sings over a piano and violin-assisted melody, while offering encouraging advice of letting go of unhealthy or toxic love. “He ain’t gonna change, if you take him back/ it’s gonna be the same, just do what you need to do,” she soothingly belts. In a press release, the seven-time Grammy Award-winning artist reveals how a friend inspired the song lyrics.
“I wrote this song about a year ago when a friend was going through the struggles of trying to end a relationship that wasn’t good for her,” she explains. “We have all been through situations like this when there is really nothing more to say, you know he’s not right and you just need to do what you need to do. There is also an element of hope in the song, that after you do what you need to do things will get better.”
Braxton’s new record marks her new label deal with Island Records. The President/CEO Darcus Beese states “It’s an honor and pleasure to welcome the incomparable Toni Braxton to the Island Records family. Her legendary catalogue, unique sound, and extraordinary artistry continue to set her apart and we look forward to the world hearing the new music.”
“Do It” is Braxton’s first single since her 2018 album, Sex & Cigarettes. Hear the new song co-written by herself, Babyface, Percy Bady, and Antonio Dixon below.