New Song: Tamar Braxton – ‘My Man’

Published: Thursday 27th Apr 2017 by Sam

Tamar Braxton is back and is drawing on real life for her her new single ‘My Man.’

Viewers of the current season of ‘Braxton Family Values’ will have seen the singer and her sisters spilling on the controversial split of their parents.

And now Ms. She, Me, Her chronicles the narrative on the debut offering from her next studio album.

Emotionally charged, the song sees Tamar lamenting about a woman, known to and loved by her family, who goes on to “take” her man.

The TC and Corey Rooney penned production is the first release on the songbird’s new label Tamartian Land Records.

So what are you waiting for? Check it out below…

A home-run!

While it’s difficult to see how this would fit into the contemporary radio climate, it almost doesn’t matter because it’s strong enough to grab interest on its own accord.

Vocally, Tamar turns in a stunning performance and conveys each lyric with conviction.

‘My Man’ is also a welcome throwback thematically to the pre-Girl-Power era.

Sure, we’re all for the fist-pumping ‘Independent Women’ narrative that has been “a thing” since the early 00s. But it’s so populous that it’s almost frowned upon these days to sing about the trifling “other woman.” So much so that it dilutes the pool of topics female acts can pull from and largely sees them aiming their lyrical bow and arrows at the man. As such, there was something deliciously delightful to hear Tamar scold the “heifer” who stole her bae.

After the lukewarm ‘Calling All Lovers’ album, this has renewed our excitement about Tamar musically.

‘My Man’ is available to purchase on iTunes.

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  1. Stoney-Brie April 27, 2017

    Love the song she delivered vocals and attitude..
    I think this cover is just too much.. she could have just put her ownself or just the title instead of her parents
    And one other thing her engineer needs to stop over producing her vocals because Tamar really can sing.

  2. ~The Arcade~ April 27, 2017

    Goose bumps just from the first few notes alone. Go off Tamar!!!

  3. Tori April 27, 2017

    Okay Tamar! I do remember a interview from 2012 where Mrs. Braxton talked about how Ms. Wanda called her and told her about how Micheal left things at their hotel room and how the lady was cool with the family for YEARS so it’s like damn. And I see that Tamar played the song on BFV and asked for permission first before putting her parents business out there. Hopefully this has a good run at Urban AC like Mary had. This song definitely leans more so towards “Love and War” so hoped the whole album does as well.

    • Aduni Ubaka April 27, 2017

      Is it really about her parents or her??? She’s too old to sing something like this about her parents. From what I’m seeing,they haven’t been together for years.

      • Tori April 27, 2017

        It’s about her parents. She talked about the song last week on BFV and probably will show them recording it tonight. How is she too old to talk about something that happened in her actual life tho?

  4. 2bad2bme April 27, 2017

    Kiiillled iiiittt

  5. Princ April 27, 2017

    She definitely took this back to the R. Kelly and Sparkle and early Selena Johnson days…it’s definitely a grower. Not sure how this will do as a first single…all of her last ones were always immediate ??…also not sure why she just dropped it with no kind of prep or promotional build-up

    • Jasmine April 27, 2017

      I liked that she just dropped the single with no promo build-up and I wish more artists would go back to doing that. When you drop a single without promo you get to see how the interest level is and see if the song should be a buzz track or an actual first single before investing in promotion. Nowadays many artists just spend a big portion of their promotional budgets on a first single before testing the single on the market so that becomes a big risk if the song does not take off or fails record label expectations. I like hearing new music from Tamar and I hope I hear new music from Toni soon too.

  6. Meshakat April 27, 2017

    This song is everything. Tamar is a truly talented vocalist and stands apart from the rest. Just to clarify… Calling All Lovers was NOT lukewarm. Did you listen to it? That album may not have sold like Love and War due to her not being able to promote it, but that album was her best!

    • Jasmine April 27, 2017

      Calling All Lovers did not have the hits her other album had. Tamar did promote Calling All Lovers so I am not sure what you are talking about. She had 2 music videos and 3 singles. That is a lot of promotion in my opinion.

      • Deleon April 27, 2017

        Tamar did not promote CAL she was on Dancing With The Stars then she fell ill and everything stopped

      • Jasmine April 28, 2017

        @Deleon That is simply not true and just an excuse her stans say but dates and times do not lie. CAL was released on October 2, 2015. Promotion for the album started a whole year before with “Let Me Know” being released on October 7, 2014 as the album’s lead single. Tamar did not fall ill on DWTS until November 11, 2015. In the R&B world, all urban artists know first week sales matter the most and Tamar was certainly prepared and promoting the heck out of CAL in anticipation of the first week sales. Tamar had 3 music videos (Let Me Know, If I Don’t Have You, and Angels & Demons) released and her record label released all 3 songs to radio with additional single releases for “Catfish” (09/12/15) and “Circles” (09/25/15). That makes a grand total of 5 SINGLES (more than double the singles amount most R&B acts get). In addition to the videos and singles, Tamar performed “If I Don’t Have You” at the BET’s 15th Annual Awards 2015 on June 28, 2015 and at Mega Fest 2015 on August 21, 2015. Tamar also performed “King” on the The Real on September 14, 2015, “Circles” on The Wendy Williams Show on October 1, 2015, and on Good Morning America on September 2, 2015. Tamar also regularly plugged the album on her show Tamar & Vince, and on Braxton Family Values. She made additional promotional appearances on Ice & Coco, Ellen, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Access Hollywood, and Being Mary Jane. All of my receipts come from IMDB.

        Why did CAL flop? Despite all of the promotion, none of the singles charted on like “Love & War” and without a hit single an R&B album usually gets pushed back (which it did) until a the label gets a single to chart. CAL was released without a hit song and her label was stupid for not including Let Me Know on the album since it was the best liked single out of the 5 singles released.

  7. Jeans April 27, 2017

    I love this woman’s music! ??She did that!

  8. Gee April 27, 2017

    Tamar has a gift that many can only dream to be blessed with. This song is definitely for UAC crowd. She not only delivered vocals she delivered real true emotion. Great job Tamar.

  9. MUSICHEAD April 27, 2017

    I love me some Tamar but these lyrics are basic af. They could have done so much better with the writing but the whole “she took my man” line becomes repetitive and annoying before the bridge. I’m still here for a Toni & Tamar duet tho. Bring it!

  10. Dev April 27, 2017

    I like this song but i hear so much elements of Toni that i almost wished she had sung it. I think Toni’s lower tone would’ve sounded great

    • RoyalKev April 27, 2017

      I must say, Toni would have you completely in your feelings a bit more if she did this track! She’s a master at emoting when it comes to heartfelt ballads! Tamar did that though!

  11. pat April 27, 2017

    Love it. Straight to the point lyrically…and loved her vocals….beast!

  12. Mark April 27, 2017

    I don’t know what calling all lovers y’all was listening too because nothing was lukewarm about that albums. It was a masterpiece. If she wasn’t sick and was able to promote it would have done well. As far as this song. She gave vocals as to be expected. Sounds more like an album cut to me. I don’t see this doing much at radio. But maybe it has to grow on me

  13. Kaz April 27, 2017

    Yaaaassss SLAYMAR !! Serving straight VOCALS. She betta sang her face off and give that R. Kelly tease. This song is gooood. Can’t wait for this new album. HEFFA !

  14. Valerie Trotter April 27, 2017

    LovLove it love it love it she hit right out the park go tamar I love you girl you sang that damn song for your momma!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. cocobutta April 27, 2017

    “Pretending that she was my friend. She called him by her man, what I didn’t understand, she was talking about my maaaaaaan HEIFER”!!

    M.J.B gonna relate to this sooooo well ????.
    Tamar brought great heat to those vocals. Hints of Toni but with that Tay range and excellent notes and emotion. ????

  16. The truth April 27, 2017

    She sounds so good

  17. Drinkmybussyjuice April 27, 2017

    Ok… everything tamar delivers is vocal gold. Smh. My goodness. Ohhhh and C.A.L was never lukewarm. It stands to be one of the best albums i’ve ever heard. It will be hard for her to top that one

  18. RoyalKev April 27, 2017

    Tay got me from start to finish with this one! Those soaring vocals she was serving was nothing short of marvelous! For a second, I did wonder if Toni was singing the deep vocals on the verses. Tamar really have that Braxton stamp! Great song!

  19. Y’all Poor AF April 27, 2017

    Y’all think Calling All Lovers is lukewarm… that album is easily the strongest pure R&B album since Mariah’s Emancipation

    • Tori April 27, 2017

      I’m sorry it really wasn’t a solid album, it was good but no. The production issues of “Never”, “I Love You” and “Makin Love” takes away from the album. It ran too along too long and “If I Dont Have You” was a complete mess off a first single considering the musical climate and sound. Epic also through out 3 single at one time (Catfish, Angels and Demons & Circles) and the main single, Catfish, was looked over and forgotten and was definitely a big hit for her. Her decision to even release Circles was stupid as f***, as she was told on T&V, it was like re-releasing IIDHY. And her best album photo shoot to date was ruined by the literal copying of Lady Gga jazz album packaging, that newspaper theme was a complete turn off. So much was ruined during that era that it’s a shame.

      • llawrence May 1, 2017

        Thank you for saying that, others just don’t want to face the facts about Tamar.

      • Keith May 1, 2017

        I’m curious…what were the production issues with “Never”? I do believe that there were promotion issues and the “singles” never quite took off on radio (like they should have). I keep Never, Circles, Broken Record in constant iPOD rotation. I also think her personality has the ability to so polarize people that some don’t even want to hear a Tamar song, LOL. Cant wait to see what else she has in store…

  20. Music is ev!l now, suk the soul out of you. April 27, 2017

    Did Tamar say “heffa”? Girl went in, chile she ain’t playing. Now I got to get coins spent on Tamar, Mary J Blige and Chante Moore. G0d ain’t playing.

  21. DanYiel Iman April 28, 2017

    She has a nice tone but her soprano is too forced for me it’s a No for me…

    • missmeka1987 April 28, 2017

      Yes Gawd when R&b in the building love it..

  22. kay for Toni braxton April 29, 2017

    Love this song so much!!! I really hope it does so well…. and I can’t wait for Toni’s record too…. she promised this year summer *fingers are crossed*

  23. WolfgangJames April 29, 2017

    How was “calling all lovers” lukewarm

  24. FutDiva May 6, 2017

    I play Calling All Lovers everyday when i teach multiple bodybuilding classes daily for my strength training clients. BTW(they are all caucasian) and love her album as do I. At this juncture, it is her BEST! 2017 is her year and she aint playing. A true songstress and vical beast. God bless her gift!!

  25. Bobcatty August 7, 2017

    Judging from the show and the pain Tamar exhibited, this song could very well be titled “My Dad.” Instead she chose to throw Mommy’s emotions under the bus!

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