Enter Khan’s meaty new single, “Woman Like Me,” a soulful antidote to the absence of pride she found to be plaguing today’s music. Khan stated that it spoke to both genders and she believes that the song speaks wisdomly. She also said that men should listen to Khan’s lyrics. They remind them that women are “your sister, your mother and your girl” and that “Woman Like Me” is a reminder that “it was a woman that brought you into this world.”

And while there’s never a wrong time for that message, Khan felt instantly connected when the song was brought to her by her new label, SRG-ILS Group/UMG.

“It’s a very timely song for right now,” the 69-year-old said, also emphasizing that just because the word “woman” is the title, it bears no similarities to “I’m Every Woman,” her 1978 solo debut single that became an empowerment anthem for the ages.

If “I’m Every Woman” is dessert, she added with a smile, “Woman Like Me” is dinner: “Meat and potatoes, straight up with hot sauce on it.”