Before Trey Songz could even wrap official promotion on his sixth official era, 2014’s ‘Trigga,’ fans had already begun calling for its official follow-up. In February 2015, the Grammy-nominated crooner whet appetites by not only announcing the album’s title, ‘Tremaine,’ but also promising its content would be a venture away from his standard fare of raunch into more romantic subject matter.
“…in R&B and hip hop, I feel like it’s easy to make women feel sexy and be a bad bitch, but I feel like the Tremaine album will kind of put women on the pedestal again and show that it’s cool to love, it’s cool to want to be romantic, and it’s cool to want to be in a relationship.” (Source)
Well, it appears the ‘Heart Attack’ hitmaker has had a change of heart since then. For, upon its unique unveiling via a parodic VH1 reality dating show – ‘Tremaine the Playboy’ – the album’s weekly single releases have been nothing but typical Trey: bleating about boning bad b-tches, bottles in the club, and neighing over trap beats.
Yet, while ‘Tremaine’ remains thematically in line with its predecessors, there is one keen difference:
‘Tremaine’ is Songz’ first album to date to be released without a Hot 100-charting single to precede it.
The tunes released from the set to date – ‘Nobody Else But You,’ ‘Animal,’ ‘Playboy,’ ‘Song Goes Off,’ and ‘She Lovin It’ – have not been individually or collectively getting much love from the streaming or sales front. Granted, this could be attributed to the lack of full on promotion afforded the tunes (unlike the songs from his previous efforts), but that still isn’t the most promising sign of interest in the project.
On the upside, ‘Tremaine’ presently boasts #2 placement on digital sales charts less than 24 hours after its release. Only Drake‘s blockbuster selling new release, ‘More Life,’ keeps it from the top spot.
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