Legendary R&B singer Erykah Badu and esteemed producer James Poyser teamed up for their collaborative new single, Tempted.
The single was released on Monday, 3 June 2019, and hears Badu gently delivering the song amongst a powerful instrumentation. The singer melodiously performs the song in a smoother tone than the original version, giving Tempted a unique sound. Ali Jackson, Thundercat, and Derrick Hodge each lend a hand to the track’s instrumentals, which is brilliantly composed by multi-instrumentalist James Poyser.
The cover art for the single shows a stick drawing of two friends who are enjoying a drink together. The artist’s names appear colourfully alongside the animation.
The song serves as the cover version of Squeeze’s 1981 classic of the same name, which appeared in the award winning Broadway musical, East Side Story. Tempted marks Badu’s first single released since her 2018 song But You Can’t Use My Phone.
The single is available for purchase on Apple Music.
Listen to Tempted below.