Lalah Hathaway Releases Deluxe Edition of ‘Honestly’ Album & Short Film [VIDEO]
R&B songstress Lalah Hathaway has released a deluxe version of her latest studio LP, honestly, but wait ... there's more! The six-time Grammy winner also treated fans to a dope remix for "Call On Me" featuring veteran rapper Redman, as well as a 17-minute short film titled, honestly: a short film.
The deluxe edition of honestly, which initially hit shelves last November, also contains an acoustic version of "Change Ya Life," as well as four additional remixes to "I Can't Wait," with the likes of Robert Glasper, Teddy Riley, and The TwiliteTone.
Featuring appearances from Terrace Martin and Thundercat, Hathaway's short film takes an honest (no pun intended) look at self-preservation and resistance. "If I die by my own sword, I'm good. I will live to fight another day," the 49-year-old soul singer says at the 4-minute mark during the film. "I will not die by anybody's else's sword anymore,"
On Wednesday (July 3), the contralto vocalist, who is the daughter of music legend Donny Hathaway, will spend time at London's Somerset House, where she's holding a screening of honestly: a short film and participating in a Q&A session afterward. It's all part of Hathaway's #realmusicrebels TAKEOVER, which is an initiative she co-founded that works to merge music and activism. The #realmusicrevels TAKEOVER has already launched in Harlem, NYC, and Los Angeles.
Earlier this week, Hathaway kickstarted the European leg of her Honestly Tour, which concludes in Bulgaria on July 6 at the A To JazZ Festival.
Watch Lalah Hathaway's honestly short film: