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Atlanta’s own Jagged Edge is back and prepping for the release of their eighth studio album, J.E. Heartbreak Too, this fall 2014. The album’s lead single, “Hope,” premiered today!

Written and produced by the group’s twin brothers Brian and Brandon Casey along with Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Bryan Michael Cox, “Hope” is a classic R&B throwback to the signature sound on the initial classic album J.E. Heartbreak, which sold over 2 million records in 2000 and spawned the hits “Let’s Get Married” and “Promise.”

“Making a sequel to a classic album is difficult,” said So So Def CEO Jermaine Dupri in a press release. JD serves as executive producer on the upcoming LP. “We don’t want to stray from the blueprint of the first album. It’s definitely a challenge, but the fans won’t be disappointed.”

Performing since 1996, Jagged Edge has remained together as a unit and is one of the longest-lasting platinum-selling music groups with original members Brian and Brandon Casey, Kyle Norman and Richard Wingo.

“We are so excited about our realignment with Jermaine Dupri, So So Def and the Mauldin Brand Agency,” said Brandon Casey. “Jermaine has given us the opportunity to launch our own HARD CASE Records with this venture. We are dedicating our first official single ‘Hope’ to single mothers all across the world.”

Listen to “Hope” below:

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