Today five-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist Lalah Hathaway premieres “Don’t Give Up”, her first single of 2017. The legendary songstress joins forces with three-time Grammy Award-winning wordsmith Lecrae, providing an extra dose of inspiration over the Tiffany Gouche-produced track. “Don’t Give Up” is available to stream today on Soundcloud.com.
“Don’t Give Up” encourages love, patience and faith in times of vulnerability, delivering a moving message of better times soon to come. Hathaway’s revered vocals are complimented by the song’s syncopated bass line, toe-tapping tambourine and velvety-smooth synth, bringing “Don’t Give Up” to life.
“In times like these, this message needs to be sounded loud and clear,” said Hathaway. “We have to be reminded that we are all listening to each other. You are not alone.”
The Recording Academy acknowledged Hathaway with “Best R&B Album” and “Best Traditional R&B Performance” at the 2017 Grammy Awards yesterday. Being awarded “Best Traditional R&B Performance” for her third consecutive year breaks Grammy records, making Hathaway the first vocalist to reach such critical acclaim.
2017 is Hathaway’s fourth consecutive year winning a Grammy, having won “Best Traditional R&B Performance” in 2016, “Best Traditional R&B Performance” in 2015 and “Best R&B Performance” in 2014. She was previously nominated for “Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance” in 2011 and “Best Female R&B Vocal Performance” the year prior.
Hathaway’s impressive vocal capabilities have led to dozens of collaborative opportunities including a track on the “Hidden Figures” soundtrack alongside Pharrell Williams, a feature on Kendrick Lamar’s revolutionary To Pimp a Butterfly album and other collaborative works with the likes of Prince, Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Herbie Hancock, Frank Ocean and Snoop Dogg.
A testament to her musicianship, skill and thriving 26-year career, Hathaway has previously shared the bill with the likes of Prince, Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Dizzy Gillespie, Mary J. Blige, Frank Ocean and many more.