“Lately” is a song by the American R&B girl group Divine consisting of Kia Thornton, Nikki Bratcher and Tonia Tash. It was released as the group’s debut single on August 25, 1998 with “My Love” on the B-side, from their only studio album, Fairy Tales. It was written by Christopher Kelly and Will Baker. “Lately” reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 for one week in November 1998.
The song is an R&B ballad that explores the ups and downs of a romantic relationship. It delves into the emotions of longing, uncertainty, and reflection when experiencing a troubled love situation.
With heartfelt lyrics and soulful melodies, “Lately” allows the members of Divine to showcase their vocal range and emotional delivery. The song captures the essence of 1990s R&B ballads with its smooth production and heartfelt lyrics.”Lately” stands as a notable track from their repertoire, demonstrating their vocal talent and ability to convey emotions through their music.