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Typically speaking, quality tends to diminish as time wears on an artist. Days on the road are exhausting, time in the studio takes a backseat to time on the stage, and somewhere between pleasing record label execs, taking pictures for fans, and juggling a non-stop schedule designed around making a dollar, an artist loses touch with their craft. But then there are the exceptions – the ones that crystallize, rather than crack, under pressure. Trey Songz is that exception. With the release of his third studio album, Ready, Songz shows us that progress is in his nature, and with each effort he improves. Still in the middle of a hectic promo tour, Trey takes a moment to discuss where he comes from, where he’s going, and why he’s built for the long haul.
Are you tired of talking about the new album yet?
Yeah, it gets redundant after a while, but with somethin’ you so proud of you never get tired of lettin’ the world know about it.
What do you think is the most creative song on Ready?
The most be creative song on the album would be “Black Roses.”
What’s the most personal song on the album? Is it “Black Roses,” or is there another song that’s closer to your heart?
You know, even the personal songs, in a lot of ways, have portions that involve my feelings, but there are portions that aren’t my feelings. But I’d say “Love Lost” is the most personal record. Read more…