In the forthcoming episode of Empire titled "Strange Bedfellows," airing next Wednesday, Jussie Smollett -- who plays R&B singer Jamal Lyon -- is set to perform his new single "I Got You" with Serayah, who portrays Tiana Brown on the drama. The performance will take place at Hakeem's (Bryshere Gray) upcoming 21st birthday.
The upbeat song, premiering exclusively on Billboard, provides a reassuring message for cuffing season: "I feel so alive when I got you right by my side/ Because when I'm with you, I know everything's all right."
"This song is just a nice lil head bop," Smollett tells Billboard. "It's my first time being able to be on a track with Serayah. Hopefully it won't be the last."
The episode follows three different storylines, each filled with drama and unexpected plot twists. While Angelo uncovers details about Cookie's past that could jeopardize his candidacy for mayor, Anika and Tariq are involved in a life-changing decision while Hakeem's birthday bash takes a surprising turn.
Rock out with "I Got You" below: