Anyone who’s kept up with Toni Braxton’s youngest sister, Tamar, on their family reality show “Braxton Family Values” or on Tamar’s marital spin-off “Tamar & Vince,” knows that a new solo project from the sassy pistol is long over-due. Fans of the WeTV serials all have their different opinions about Tamar’s over-the-top behavior, but most agree that she has an amazing voice and deserves a rebound from her underperforming (and arguably undeveloped) 2000 debut. Judging from the track snippets heard in the studio during “Tamar &Vince,” it seemed like the new album was going to be mostly up-tempo, with hardly anything to show off the gorgeous vocals we’re eager to hear. Then there was “Love & War.” The song’s concept is overused and commonplace, but the gradual musical swelling and Braxton’s ardent and heartfelt delivery make it worth repeat listens. These days, production and catchiness often outshine vocal, but on “Love & War,” Tamar’s voice is the star of the show and it’s so refreshing to hear a (semi) new artist with powerful chops. You check out the new single below & purchase it on ITunes here.