Lucky Daye gifted fans with a musical box of chocolates right before Valentine’s Day with the release of his latest project, the EP Table For Two. This release wasn’t just any old collection of love songs to commemorate the holiday for lovers, though. Instead, Lucky made room at his Table For Two for a few of his female contemporaries in R&B to join him to sing about the ups and downs of relationships.
Daye tapped Yebba (“How Much Can A Heart Take”), Tiana Major9 (lead single “On Read”), Mahalia (“My Window”), Ari Lennox (“Access Denied”), Queen Naija (“Dream,” previously released on her album missunderstood) and Joyce Wrice (“Falling In Love”) to have a seat and sing for a spell. Lucky plays the leading man on each track instead of a ladies man, and the result is a collection of duets that takes a realistic look at modern romance. Interspersed throughout are brief skits and spoken word that tie the tracks together.
Lucky focuses on the spoken word aspect of Table For Two in the video “A Visual Peom” that he dropped on Valentine’s Day. “I’ve always wanted to do this floetry vibe,” Lucky shared on social media about the mini-movie that shows him in various scenes with and without a woman while snippets of each song on the EP gets some play during the emotion picture.
With Table For Two, Lucky Daye and his collaborators hit all the right notes with their duets. This wasn’t the follow-up to his GRAMMY-nominated album Painted that we expected, but it’s what we needed right now. Table For Two is currently available for streaming and/or purchase from a number of DSPs.