After a three-year hiatus, Jagged Edgereturns with a tender ballad called 'Hope.' J.E. members Brian and Brandon Casey wrote the song, while producer Bryan Michael Cox provides the elegant piano-driven beat.

On the ballad, the Casey brothers promises love and commitment to their respective lovers.

"I hope she don't just see a thug when she sees me / I hope she sees all of this love that I'm filled with / All I want to do is come up with this little plan, to put hope back into this man," they croon.

The song should remind fans of their previous hit ballads like 'Let's Get Married' and 'Promise.'

'Hero' is the lead single from Jagged Edge's upcoming album 'J.E. Heartbreak Too,' the sequel to their 2000 album, 'J.E. Heartbreak.' The project will be executive produced by veteran hitmaker Jermaine Dupri.

"Making a sequel to a classic album is difficult," Dupri said in a statement. "We don't want to stray from the blueprint of the first album. It's definitely a challenge, but the fans won't be disappointed."

'J.E. Heartbreak Too' is expected to arrive in stores this fall.

Listen to Jagged Edge's Song 'Hope' (Prod. by Jermaine Dupri)