Chaka Khan drops her first single, "Like Sugar," off of her forthcoming album on Diary Records. Khan teamed up with producer Switch on the track.
"Like Sugar" demonstrates the singer's signature tone, which is filled with so much power and emotion. The Queen of Funk also played around with vocals in the track, which she blended with her subtle runs and roars. "Like Sugar" is the first song released by Khan in two years.
Other details about Khan's upcoming album are still kept under wraps. The title of the album, which will be released under Switch's label, remains to be unknown. The compilation will serve as the 65-year-old singer's follow-up to her 2016 album A Night of Blue.
Since the award-winning musician started her career in the music industry, she has already released several albums. Some of them include I Feel For You, What Cha' Gonna Do For Me, Funk This, Naughty, Destiny, Chaka Khan, The Woman I Am, ClassiKhan, Come 2 My House, CK, Chaka, Dare You to Love Me, and more.
Some of Khan's most popular songs are "Through the Fire," "I'm Every Woman," "I Feel For You," "Missing You," "Papillon," "I'll Be Good To You," "Never Miss the Water," "Love You All My Lifetime," "Got to Be There," "This Is My Night," "I Know You, I Live You," "And The Melody Still Lingers On," and more.
'Like Sugar' Extended Versions
Switch recently went to Los Angeles to launch Diary Records with the help of Diplo. While putting together his own record label, Switch worked with the likes of Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Santigold, and Brandy.
The producer decided to release a full version of "Like Sugar" after the mix of the track became the most sought-after item at this year's Record Store Day. Switch also released two other versions of "Like Sugar" via Spotify on Friday. One of his remix and the other one is an extended remix of the track.
Chaka Khan Performs On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
In related news, Khan was last seen in public when she performed "I'm Every Woman" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The singer's performance came after the cast of Scandal also appeared on the late-night talk show to talk about their finale episode.
Prior to Khan's performance, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel revealed that the singer's band, Rufus, has been nominated as a finalist at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2018.