*Finally, Eric Benet has announced the release of his next album, “Lost in Time.” The long awaited album is a follow-up to his 2008 “Love & Life.”

On Nov. 23, R&B fans and lovemaking old school heads will be able to indulge in new sexy sounds from the crooner.

The title, “Lost in Time,” is Benet’s way of paying homage to the 70s

“I want people to remember what music is and what it can feel like; and to do that, I knew the record had to be all about the musician and the actual song,” he said. “The desire to do that took me all the way back to that time-around 1972 through 1976-and like a lot of others, my development as an artist is a direct result of being immersed in that era.”

Led by the first single “Sometimes I Cry,” the new CD also features duets Faith Evans, Chrisette Michele, Ledisi and Eddie Levert.

Benet will also be on the road with Fantasia and Kandi Burrus for the “Back to Me” tour.

“There’s so much to be depressed about right now and I think this more so than ever that you need to remember how good it feels to get back to the real. People just need to have some feel good R&B in their lives,” Benet says.