Beth previews new album with hot “Let Me Be”

It has been fun following the rising career of Detroit-based singer Beth Griffith-Manley, aka Beth. The daughter of Motown Funk Brother Johnny Griffith, and a former The Voice contestant, Beth has been active touring with Kem and The O’Jays over the past year, when not performing her own shows. She’s a constant worker, and that work has been paying off with a growing fanbase around the world.

Beth will be returning in September with her first album in five years, Get To Know Me, and she leads it off with a funky midtempo that has elements of 90s R&B countered by modern production courtesy of Marcus “Daheatmizer” Devine. “Let Me Be” opens with a refrain reminiscent of the S.O.S. Band’s “Tell Me If You Still Care,” before veering into hip-hop influenced syncopation.

Of course, the true feature of the song is Beth’s vocal performance, which is terrific. “Let Me Be” has the goods that should attract both old soulheads and modern R&B fans. It’s a great introduction to the upcoming album and leaves us excited to hear more. Check it out and click below to pre-order Get To Know Me (if you pre-order from iTunes you can download “Let Me Be” immediately).

By Chris Rizik