Toni Braxton enlists Fred Ball for new single “Deadwood”

12 Sep

Toni Braxton has announced the details for her new single.

The American singer/songwriter christened “Deadwood” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming eighth album “Sex & Cigarettes” and will release it later this month via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Production duties on “Deadwood” were handled by Fred Ball, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain,” Prince Charlez’s “Back Around,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississipi,” Una Sands’ “Seventeen,” Nina Nesbitt’s “Take You to Heaven,” Astrid S’s “Does She Know,” and Betsy’s “Time.”

The Roc Nation signee has also contributed to the next projects by Alicia Keys, Tinashe, Grace Carter, Saya, Carly Rae Jepsen, Alma, Dan Caplen, Taya, Era Istrefi, Dagny, Emeli Sande, Arlissa, Joy Crookes, Sigrid, Kevin Garrett, Lao Ra, Jessie Ware, Bonzai, L Devine, Wens, Paloma Faith, Raye, Tamera Foster, Justine Skye, Kylie Minogue, Natasha Bedingfield, and Jessie Reyez.

Braxton’s last studio collection, 2010’s “Pulse,” debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned three singles in the shape of “Yesterday,” “Make My Heart” and “Hands Tied.”

Her collaborative project with Babyface, 2014’s “Love, Marriage & Divorce,” was nominated for World’s Best Album at the 2014 World Music Awards. It also won Best R&B Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

Watch the music video for “Yesterday” below.

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