LaTocha of Xscape has finally unveiled her highly anticipated debut solo album, The Invitation: A Conversation with God. This gospel record was promoted during SWV & Xscape: The Queen of R&B, a six-episode limited series that aired as part of Bravo’s Sunday lineup.
The Invitation: A Conversation with God was released under LaTocha’s Made Girl Music imprint, in partnership with Motown Gospel/Capitol CMG, a deal she announced earlier this year. Speaking about her passion for inspirational music, LaTocha stated, “It has always been a passion of mine to do inspirational music. It has been my foundation, and that is very evident, even when I sing R&B music. I can’t escape that.”
The debut album features singles such as “Stay With Me,” “I’m Yours,” and “Afraid.” The lead single, “Stay With Me,” was accompanied by a breathtaking live performance video. LaTocha explained the concept behind the video, saying, “I wanted the video to be a live performance because that is what I am most comfortable with and I feel like that is where I connect with my fans the most.”
“Afraid” is the current focus track from The Invitation: A Conversation with God. It has become one of the most added songs at R&B radio, debuting at No. 27 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart (April 8) and No. 24 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart.
LaTocha reflects on the importance of music and her faith in her life, saying, “Music has been my passion and saving grace for as long as I can remember. Even throughout my R&B career, I’ve always made it a point to give God the praise for he is whom all my blessings flow, so to now be at a point where I’m able to marry my passion for music and with my love and devotion for God, I couldn’t be more proud of this full circle moment.”
In addition to her solo work, LaTocha is featured on Bravo’s hit series SWV & Xscape: The Queen of R&B. The show, which revolves around producing a one-night-only concert featuring the two iconic groups, has generated significant online buzz. The series finale is set to air on Sunday, April 9, at 8 p.m. ET.
Immerse yourself in LaTocha’s new album, The Invitation: A Conversation with God, available for streaming below.