R&B superstar KEM released the deluxe edition of his chart-topping album LOVE ALWAYS WINS. The collection includes two additional tracks – a remix of “Lie To Me” feat. multi-Platinum, GRAMMY® and Golden Globe-nominated recording artist Wiz Khalifa and a remix of the album’s lead-off track, “Not Before You,” by GRAMMY®-winning producer Eric Hudson (Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige).
“As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, I believe making a conscious decision to love is how we persevere,” said KEM. “It’s how we overcome. It’s how we win. My hope is that people find some comfort and joy in the bonus tracks on the Deluxe edition and in their rediscovery of the original songs of LOVE ALWAYS WINS.”
LOVE ALWAYS WINS debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Current R&B Albums chart in August 2020. Lead single “Lie To Me” spent seven weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs Airplay chart. On the Deluxe album, in the remix of “Lie To Me,” KEM captures the optimistic, pre-honeymoon stage of romance while Wiz examines a relationship where the partners no longer seem to be on the same team. KEM and Wiz shot the accompanying video in Southern California.
The Deluxe album also includes two versions of the second single, “Live Out Your Love” – a solo version and a collaboration with soul songstress Toni Braxton. The duet topped Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs airplay chart and received an NAACP Image Awards nomination. The lush title track, “Love Always Wins,” features GRAMMY®-winning gospel music powerhouse Erica Campbell.
On LOVE ALWAYS WINS, KEM delivers his signature deeply romantic songs and heartfelt lyrics on tracks such as “Not Before You,” “Lonely” and “Love,” the likes of which have propelled his previous hits to be the musical backdrop for marriage proposals, romantic nights and wedding ceremonies.
LOVE ALWAYS WINS was co-produced by KEM and Derek “DOA” Allen, and features contributions by such artists as Anthony Hamilton, Brian Culbertson, James Poyser and Salaam Remi. Stream the deluxe album below.