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Trey Songz
Back after a three-year hiatus main pic photography :, other pictur
ell, I suppose it’s true what they say, every 24 year-old star. Boasting production from mentor
dog really does have its day. Not literally of Troy Taylor, R. Kelly, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and
course, but at some stage in life, if you have Dre & Vidal, Trey Day’s mature sound is something
been the under dog, the one that goes unmentioned that isn’t new to the singer. ‘I never made teenager
in a favourite five or simply that individual who was music, I was actually 21 when my first album came
always picked last in the playground, your time will out, I feel like the first album was definitely an
most definitely come to shine. introductory piece and on the second album it’s
Having burst onto the scene in 2005 with his debut a little more sexual, it’s a little more adult, this is
album, I Gotta Make It and single Just Gotta Make more wholesome. I think I’ve grown as a writer, as a
It, which featured the imissable talents of Twista, the vocalist, as an artist, as a man.’ - www
uncelebrated musicality of Trey Songz tasted its first
bites of life as a recording artist on Atlantic records. A tribute to his fans
www Swan, styling : Neesha & Gemma hairstylist : V
Noting great musical influences such as Marvin Something that Trey Songz is vocal about is the
Gaye, Donny Hathaway and past collaborator Aretha love and appreciation he has for his loyal fans that
dan Roach
Franklin, Trey Songz’s debut album was an array of inspired the title of the album, ‘the first time I heard
soulful sounds that opened up doors of opportunity that was when my first album came out, my fans
for future collaborations. ‘I’ve been on records with were calling it ‘Trey Day, coming soon’, so that was
Twista, Jim Jones, Paul Wall, Kevin Lyttle, AI [a kind of like a tribute to them. The love for my fans
Japanese artist], Maria Jose [a Spanish artist]... I’ve has definitely catapulted me to different levels that I
done alot of songs.’ wouldn’t be on.’ Levels that we hope to hear and see
more of here in the UK which, judging by his future
The waiting game is over schedule does not seem too far fetched. With more
Leaving his solid fan base with a three year wait, Trey possible UK dates in negotiation (no promises) and
Songz released the first single off his sophomore guest appearances on the albums of Chingy and Flo
album appropiately titled Can’t Help but Wait a Rida, Trey says, ‘the future holds so much, baby!’
scorching hot song that has managed to melt Remaining a down to earth, hardworking person
the hearts of women young and old, yet, has the are some of the factors that are close to Trey’s heart.
guys singing the lyrics without challenging their ‘I gotta keep being a good guy, you know what I
masculinity. ‘I feel like I’m an artist who is versatile to mean? Like, outside music and music you put out
Makwananzi, photography by Jor
guys, a man who makes music for women but I speak there, it matters what you do and how you respect
for men when I talk. The inspiration for the song is people.’
clearly just women knowing their worth and like not So, five things that make Trey Songz so fabulous?
interfering with a relationship but just letting a woman ‘Because, I’m me, just one reason.’ Well who can
know that you will wait for her.’ argue with that?
ds by Lindi
Trey Day, his second album, seems to be the
reason for the international interest being received, Trey Day, out now on Atlantic Records/Songbook
with the spotlight getting brighter and brighter on the Entertainment.
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