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Single is first release from the soul group’s final studio album “The Last Word,: featuring songs from Bruno Mars, Betty Wright and more.
The mighty O’Jays are back. The legendary trio behind classics such as “Love Train,” “Back Stabbers,” “For the Love of Money” and “Use Ta Be My Girl” is releasing a new single today (Oct. 19): “Above the Law.”
Just in time for the Nov. 6 midterm elections, the politically charged “Above the Law” — co-written by fellow soul legend Betty Wright and Angelo Morris — is the lead single from The Last Word, the O’Jays’ first studio album in almost 20 years. S-Curve Records founder Steve Greenberg, Wright, Mike Mangini and Sam Hollander produced “Above the Law,” which critically addresses the social and criminal justice turmoil currently enveloping America. The Last Word, due Feb. 22 from S-Curve/BMG, will also be the Rock and Hall of Fame group’s final studio album in its rich 60-year legacy.
“We’re going to be loaded for bear,” says Eddie Levert Sr. of The Last Word. He notes that in addition to Wright, Bruno Mars will be contributing a song. The group is also looking to reunite with Gamble & Huff, the architects behind some of the group’s biggest hits, and industry veteran Ron Fair on the forthcoming project. [Read More Billboard News]