It's been a minute since we've heard a peep from Mya, the sultry dancer-turned-singer who made her music debut in 1998 with "It's All About Me." After a series of super hot hits in the early 2000s — "Case of the Ex" (2000), "Lady Marmalade" (2001), "My Love Is Like… Wo" (2003) — Mya went virtually radio silent with almost all of her subsequent singles failing to chart.
But the 34-year-old R&B songstress is finally back in action with the release of her 4-track Valentine's Day EP, With Love, and the news of her upcoming seventh studio album. Yes, Mya, it's all about you!
With Love dropped on February 14 to a 5-star rating on iTunes, with fans complimenting Mya's smooth vocals and mature sound. Though her voice definitely has a more seasoned quality, it hasn't lost its purity — "Like a Woman" is about as pristine as it gets, while all three uptempo jams, "Space," "House Party," and "Do It," bring back a late-'90s vibe.
Mya's EP comes at an exciting time for R&B, which is currently experiencing a resurgence with artists like JoJo, who also released a Valentine's Day EP, #LoveJo, and up-and-comer Ariana Grande, who just announced a forthcoming duet with Chris Brown.
In addition to releasing a new album (which could potentially drop this fall, fingers crossed!), Mya recently confirmed that she'll be appearing in a new action movie sometime in the near future.
Check out Mya's romantic Valentine's Day tune "Like a Woman" and tell us what you think of Mya's new sound in the comments below!