Marques Houston Returns With New Single “Last Drop”

Marques Houston
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 11: Marques Houston attends BET+ and Footage Film’s “Sacrifice” premiere event at Landmark Theatre on December 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for BET)

Marques Houston has returned to R&B after a two-year break with the buzzing new single “Last Drop.”

The 42-year-old entertainer is making a strong comeback with his new track from the upcoming album The Best Worst Year Ever. “Last Drop” is a romantic serenade that interpolates Tevin Campbell’s “Can We Talk.”

On the track, Houston sings: “I wanna be the one that you call when you’re feeling low / I wanna be the one you can call on, girl, that’s for sure.” 

In an interview Houston shared, “I wanted to get back to my nostalgic roots by paying homage to one of my favorite songs of all time, ‘Can We Talk’ by Tevin Campbell.” He contonued, “I love the way that song makes me feel and the power it has to take me back to a moment of my many crushes as a teen. I wanted to create a rendition of the song and make it today’s generation’s soundtrack for their crushes.”

The father of two also dropped another single, “Admit It” in April. The afrobeats flavored track, was the first taste from Houston’s upcoming album. On the song the singer shared with Rated R&B, “I’ve been enjoying the fusion of sounds and culture lately. I’ve been in the mix with the whole Afrobeats world and the feel really resonated with me how R&B makes people feel. It’s becoming really popular, too, so I felt the timing was great. So, as my comeback single, I wanted to mesh the two sounds.”

His last album, ME, arrived in February 2022 after a nine-year hiatus. The subsequent EP, Me: Dark Water, came that November.