As you may know if you visit this site on a regular basis, or if you've seen the 2013 edition of About R&B's "Who's Next: the Future of R&B" series, yours truly is high on Luke James, a young singer-songwriter originally from Louisiana. Luke, a New Orleans native, went to high school with fellow crooner Frank Ocean, and was also half of the R&B duo Luke & Q, but turned to songwriting after he and childhood friend Quinten 'Q' Spears went their separate ways. After after playing the background for awhile and co-penning songs for Kelly Rowland, Chris Brown, Keri Hilson and other urban-pop singers over the past few years, he's been easing his way into the spotlight the past couple of years. He's already had one hit single, "I Want You," which received a Grammy nomination in 2012 for Best R&B Performance. Although the song didn't win, it definitely opened plenty of eyes and ears to his talent. And now Luke's back with his next single, a very smooth and catchy track called "I.O.U.," on which Luke sings about his appreciation for all that the special someone in his life has done for him:
"Baby, ain't nobody else in my vision, only loving you is my mission, you give me a reason to live right, won't find nothing better in this life," he sings. "For all the love you give to me, how could I ever repay? I owe you, For everything you did for me, how could I ever repay? I owe you."
The song is expected to be on his debut solo album, Made To Love, which is due out later this year via the Mercury Records label. To check the tune out, just click the link below.