Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer Marsha Ambrosius (of neo soul duo Floetry) finally releases her long-anticipated J-Records solo debut, Late Nights & Early Mornings.
Having created the lovely â€œButterfliesâ€ for pop icon Michael Jackson, Ms. Ambrosius also crafted beautiful and heartfelt lyrics on her own project that includes contributions from label mate Alicia Keys, and Grammy Award-winning duo Dre and Vidal (producers of Floetryâ€™s hit single â€œSay Yesâ€).
Though Late Nights & Early Mornings tackle a range of topics from love and loss to intimacy and heartbreak, it is still a cohesive project. Known for her ability to produce songs that resonates with listeners, Ms. Ambrosius continues with that format on the lead single â€œHope She Cheats On You (With a Basketball Player), a slightly ego-driven song that she says is aboutÂ “the reality of a bad breakup. We wanna be decent human beings and say the right thing, you know, â€˜I wish you well.â€™ But this is â€˜Everything that could go wrong for him I want it to because my ego is bruised and Iâ€™m acting out.’â€ Save for war, there is still love on such notables as â€œWith You,â€ the oh-so-seductiveÂ titleÂ track,Â â€œI Want You To Stayâ€ featuring Alicia Keys and an especially personal â€œFar Away,â€ which deals with suicide, bullying and homophobia.