Tamar Braxton’s ‘If I Don’t Have You’ Is A Piano-Tickled, On-My-Knees Plea
Ahead of her forthcoming Calling All Lovers, which hits stores at the end of July, the R&B crooner released "If I Don't Have You" on YouTube earlier today. If you're lovelorn and in the mood for a good cry (or perhaps an all-out profound wail), the please-don't-leave-me tune could be just the ticket.
The song, a piano-tickled sister to Alicia Keys' 2003 "You Don't Know My Name," is an impassioned plea for reconciliation in a relationship that just can't seem to find its way back to solid ground. "I can't love no more / If I don't have you / Know I'm done for sure/Nobody worth fighting for," Braxton cries as she tests the limits of her upper register. "I'm tired of these walls / That's on my life / I'll lose my mind if I don't have you."
Braxton's most recent album, 2013's Love And War, spawned its title track, "The One" and "All the Way Home" as singles and was also nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance. It debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, and with "If I Don't Have You" considered, we could see Calling All Lovers taking top honors.
If the latest Young and the Restless plot twist had you reaching for the tissues, get ready for some real waterworks.