Toni Braxton Premieres New Single 'Long as I Live' Ahead of Upcoming Album and Tour


Toni Braxton Premieres New Single 'Long as I Live' Ahead of Upcoming Album and Tour


The 90s-inspired track features the 50-year-old songstress spitting lines about breaking up with a lover and moving on.
Toni Braxton is back to the music industry. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of her self-titled debut album, the 50-year-old R&B songstress has announced that she would release her first solo album in eight years as well as premiering the lead track off the album, "Long as I Live".

The 90s-inspired track features Braxton spitting lines about breaking up with a lover and moving on. "Can't you tell by the look on my face?/ I still like you this way/ Now I can hardly remember why we ever lost ties," she sings. "But I can tell/ That I love you, and I still love you."



The album, which is titled "Sex and Cigarettes", is set to be released on March 23 via Def Jam. Besides the soulful track, which was co-produced by Braxton and Antonio Dixon, the upcoming effort will include a duet with fellow Grammy-winning musician Colbie Caillat. There's also a possibility that her collaboration with rumored beau Birdman, "Heart Away", will be included on the album too.

In support of "Sex and Cigarettes", Braxton will embark on a North American tour this spring despite her ongoing battle with lupus. The songstress refuses to let her disease get in the way of her career.

"I feel so blessed because the doctors told me I would never be able to perform, I would never be able to travel or anything, but, you know, whole different plan for me," she recently told PEOPLE. "[The Illness] is also stress induced, and my lupus loves my heart -- meaning it affect my heart badly -- and so I have heart disease along with it and I get blood clots. I have to be very, very careful, but I'm learning my body and I know how to pace it and how to make it relax."


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