We just can't get enough of V. Bozeman.
The 27-year-old singer grabbed our attention as Veronika on Fox's Empire, where we were first introduced to her powerful voice during January's pilot episode, mere months after Timbaland signed her onto his Mosley Music Group. And on next week's drama-filled episode, Bozeman is back and fiercer than ever, singing a soulful new track, "Black and Blue."
"What are we fighting for?" she croons on the single. "Why can't we make love not war? You beat my heart until you made it black and blue."
Could this sorrowful track signify an irreparable relationship between Lucious and his fiancée Anika? Or is it talking about two other damaged lovers? Your guess is as good as ours, but we have a feeling whatever it is going to be good.
Get an exclusive listen at the single above, and be sure to catch it on this week's Empire at 9 pm ET/PT on Fox.
"Black and Blue" is available on iTunes tomorrow.
The Empire soundtrack (out March 10) is available for pre-order.