From a pussycat into a feline, Jessica Sutta is finally prepared to unleash her claws.

You'll no doubt best remember the bombshell dance-pop beauty from the halcyon days of the reign of The Pussycat Dolls, a time when she — along with Nicole Scherzinger, Melody Thornton, Kimberley Wyatt and Ashley Roberts — high-kicked, hair-flipped and fiercely strutted their way to the top of the charts time and time again with their playful-yet-powerful smashes, from "Don't Cha" to "When I Grow Up."

Since then, Sutta's gone from girl group member to bonafide solo star with a series of club hits, including her Billboard Club No. 1 "Show Me" — the first Billboard No. 1 from any solo PCD star — and "Lights Out," as well as one-off collaborations with dance legends like Dave Audé (“Gonna Get U”) and Paul van Dyk. ("White Lies," in particular, remains a killer.)

But all that was simply a warm-up to this moment: "Let It Be Love," the first single from Sutta's upcoming debut album Feline Resurrection, penned by the talented Rico Love and produced by S-X. (See what she did with that album title?)

But don't expect a club banger.

"When I first heard what Rico wrote, it was as if he had looked into my soul and wrote from my very own life experiences. I was moved to tears," Sutta explains of her new song. "We all know that love is the most beautiful and powerful force in the world, and I think most people have experienced the pain of longing to find it."

Unlike the thumping tunes she's been providing for the dance floor in the past few years, "Let It Be Love" reveals a more vulnerable side of Sutta as she emotionally croons her way through the ghostly production. "I know I have been there and when I heard the lyrics I knew right away that this was going to be my first single because it speaks my truth and I believe it will connect with people's hearts," she says.

The song kicks off her long-delayed debut now expected for the fall, but she promises that the wait will be worth it: “I can’t wait for people to hear this record,” says Sutta. “Fans have been asking when we’ll be finished, but we’re having so much fun in the studio that we don’t want to leave.”

Listen to the premiere of "Let It Be Love (feat. Rico Love)" up top, and let us know what you think about the latest evolution of Jessica Sutta in the comments below.

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