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Fantasia Releases New Single, ‘Lose to Win’, From Upcoming Album – Listen

Nearly a decade after her debut on American Idol, Fantasia Barrino has learned a lesson or two about survival, the fitting theme of her new single “Lose to Win.” Released on iTunes today, “Lose to Win” is a soul-tinged number with uplifting lyrics  that proclaim “sometimes you gotta lose to win again.”

Barrino claims the song is not about a relationship, but rather serves as a metaphor for her career. “It’s been 10 years for me and there’s been ups, there’s been downs, there’s been people to walk away. So the message was strong for me and I just had to record it.”

The single will appear on Barrino’s upcoming fourth studio album, The Side Effects of You.

“My whole album I wrote with one guy out of London, his name is Harmony. I didn’t want to flip flop and be everywhere because a lot of times, with my other albums, I’ve worked with different producers, great producers. But this time, I just wanted to stick with one person so that we can just have an album that has one sound and everybody is on the same page,” she said.

The Side Effects of You also represents a particularly significant milestone for Barrino: her first time writing songs.  “I just wanted so bad to do something like that and I thank the record company, RCA, for allowing me to finally be able to do that on this album,” she said.   The Side Effects of You will drop March 13.

The announcement of new music coincides with Barrino’s controversial Instagram posting last week, apparently equating gay marriage to marijuana legalization.

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9 thoughts on “Fantasia Releases New Single, ‘Lose to Win’, From Upcoming Album – Listen

  1. love the song, but why does it remind me of the nightshift by the commodores?

  2. A strong black women and always make hits all i got to say is motovation

  3. Trina Short says:

    Good song. I love it. Way to go Fantasia!

  4. Didn't care for the carribean beat but the words ring true!!!!

  5. The ish is back…look out would she got some shit to get off her chest and and im ready to pop the c.d in and ride….welcome back welcome back welcooooome back!

  6. Anika Evans says:

    This is the real (lose to win) you go girl

  7. Odie Corley says:

    I love her and the song great, do your thang her!

  8. Jackie Bobo says:

    I love this song so much I can totally relate to this song.

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