Tamar Braxton seems serious about her retirement declaration.
As reported, the R&B singer has christened new album ‘Bluebird Of Happiness’ her “best and last album.”
Many wondered whether she was being truthful or (smartly) drumming up buzz around the set (which arrives via Tamartian Land Records on September 29th).
But during a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 40-year-old revealed that she is indeed not playing.
Find out her reasons below…
Braxton is citing the need to focus on her marriage as the primary reason for her stepping away from the mic. Specifically the pressures attached to working to closely with husband Vince Herbert – who is also her manager.
“There are a lot of things that I want to do, and a lot of things that are in the works. There’s a lot of things that are going on in my relationship and me being close to this music industry, and whatever I can do to eliminate all of the stress and problems off of my relationship, I would rather do that.
My husband and I work very close together and it’s really hard, you know? Not only do we work together, he is my baby daddy and, you know, we’ve been together forever. He’s my best friend. It’s a lot of things to discuss and argue about.”
We don’t buy this (for a second), but endorse it as a promotional measure.
Ultimately, artists are tasked with shifting albums in a climate that sees sales halving already meagre halves. So, what better way to create hype than this? Especially given Ms. Braxton is now independent. It’s smart.