LaTocha, best known as a member of the multi-platinum-selling R&B group, Xscape, is planning to record a Christian/Gospel album. In the 90s, Xscape has scored a number of big hits including "Who Can I Run To" and "The Arms of the One Who Loves You." LaTocha has recently signed with Motown Gospel (the recording home of Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Smokie Norful, Tye Tribbett, Brian Courtney Wilson, and Kierra Sheard) and she has a new album in the works.
"It has always been a passion of mine to do inspirational music," says LaTocha. "It has been my foundation, and that is very evident, even when I sing R&B music. I can't escape that."
For the powerhouse songstress, the interplay of music and faith began at Mt. Olive Church of God in Holiness, in her hometown of College Park, GA. She leaned on that foundation even as she became a household name in one of the biggest girl groups in R&B history.
"A hallmark of LaTocha's successful career has been her love for gospel music and her strong personal connection to the Black church," shares Monica Coates, Co-Executive Director, Motown Gospel. "I am excited for her fans-long-standing and new-to finally have a body of work that reflects those areas of her passion."
Adds EJ Gaines, Co-Executive Director of Motown Gospel: "LaTocha has one of the most recognized voices in R&B, but she also has staying power and manages to maintain relevance in a marketplace that doesn't always allow for that. I can't wait for her fans to hear what she's been working on."
LaTocha is readying her debut inspirational project, slated for release this year. Fans can stay connected with LaTocha via her social media channels-- @iAmLaTocha on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook.