Toni Braxton Returns with Vulnerable New Song "Do It"
By Taylor Fields
April 6, 2020
New Year, new record deal, new music! Toni Braxton has returned with her brand new single, "Do It," after signing with Island Records.
"Do It" is a vulnerable song about the struggle to make the decision to leave a toxic relationship. In the pre-chorus, Toni sings, "If you take him back, it's gon' be the same/ Just do what you need to do, do what you need to do." She continues in the chorus, "Just do it, do it, do it/ Do it, do it, yeah, yeah/ Do what you need to do, do what you need to do."
In a statement, Braxton said of the new song, "We have all been through situations like this when there is really nothing more to say. You know he’s not right and you just need to do what you need to do. There is also an element of hope in the song that after you do what you need to do, things will get better."
She added, "During these unprecedented times, make the most of your time indoors with some self-reflection. Now might be a good time to quarantine your heart as well in order to examine what it really needs."
"Do It" is Braxton's first release following her new Island deal. She last released an album in 2018 (Sex & Cigarettes), and according to a statement from Island's president/CEO, Darcus Beese, fans can look forward to more new music from the singer, saying, "We look forward to the world hearing the new music."