Ashanti promised that she would release the lead single from her next studio album later this year and she has kept her word. ‘The Woman You Love’ featured Busta Rhymes – the man who helped Chris Brown to forge a major comeback with one of the biggest-selling singles of 2011, ‘Look At Me Now’.
Listen to Ashanti’s ‘The Woman You Love’ below:
‘The Woman You Love’ is definitely a good song but the thinness of Ashanti’s voice weakened its impact. In fact, it would have sounded a lot better if it was performed by Mary J. Blige as a solid addition to her ‘My Life II: The Journey Continues (Act 1)’ album.
Still, with R&B music currently inching back to the forefront of the industry, Ashanti’s presence on the music scene is quite welcome. As both a singer and a songwriter, she has the ability to help give the movement added momentum.