“I’m trying to take it back to where you couldn’t walk out of the house unless you looked your best,” he explained of the album title. “Back in the day of, say, the Rat Pack and Nat King Cole … any picture you ever see, they’re suited and everything is right from top to bottom. Not saying it has to be a suit, ’cause clothes don’t make the man — it’s the attitude and person. The music needs to personify that. A lot of this music [on the album], some of it is gonna be urban, some of it is gonna be pop. Some is gonna ride that middle.
“The third [LP] is more of the good [music],” he added. “The second album proved I’m here to stay. I won a Grammy for that one. So, I’m here to win more Grammys. At the same time, I love what it is I do, so [this is] another excuse for me to pen more facets of my personality.”
I’m hoping he redeems himself from his so-so 2nd album, as, Grammy or not, it wasn’t up-to-par with his stellar debut. ‘Closer’ is growing on me, though, so things are looking good at the moment IMO.