Terrence Howard's "Empire" character Lucious Lyon isn't the only one who can write a song. The 46-year-old actor also knows how to write lyrics of his own and they will be heard on Season 2, episode 2, "Without A Country," when V. Bozeman performs the new track "Hourglass" Wednesday night.
"When he asked me to translate that emotion for him, I said, 'You don’t have to tell me. I’m in.' The song was created in a lower register but Terrence wanted it higher. Going full-blast and exercising my vocal muscles like that took me back to church," Bozeman dished. Bozeman plays Veronica, a recording artist signed to the Empire label.
Vevo will have the video on Sept. 30, while the single will go to radio on Oct. 5. "Hourglass" can be heard here.
Bozeman was seen in the pilot episode of Season 1 where she had a powerful vocal performance on "What Is Love." Lucious was working with her in the episode to try and squeeze as much emotion out of her as he can to make the song powerful.
In addition to the show's popularity, the music featured on the hip-hop drama has also been very successful. "Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1" debuted at number one of the Billboard 200 and sold 110,000 copies in its first week. "What is Love" was also featured on the album.
A video of Bozeman's "What is Love" can be seen below:
The synopsis for episode 2 reveals that after the hostile takeover failed, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) will now try to start up a record label of her own. She will be joined by her crew of Anika (Grace Gealey), Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray), and Andre (Trai Byers), but they will have opposing visions of the direction the label should go in, which could create a rocky beginning. Lucious is also expected to record a brand new song while behind bars and Jamal (Jussie Smollett) will be as ruthless as his father when making business decisions for the company.
“Empire” Season 2, episode 2 will air on Fox on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 9 p.m. EDT.