Songbook Entertainment/Atlantic international recording superstar Trey Songz has announced details of his new single. “About You” – which marks the latest single from Trey’s upcoming album, “TRIGGA RELOADED” – is available at all DSPs today; “TRIGGA RELOADED” drops everywhere on June 23rd.
Songz is heralding “About You” with a unique fan experience on his official website (http://www.treysongz.com/aboutyou), where users’ own selfies are combined to re-create the single’s original artwork by selecting photos from Instagram. To create your own custom “About You” artwork, visit http://www.treysongz.com/aboutyou.
“About You” arrives hot on the heels of “Slow Motion,” the sultry first single from “TRIGGA RELOADED.” The track is a multi-format favorite, with major play at Urban Mainstream, Rhythm, and Mixshow. In addition, the “Slow Motion” official companion video – directed by Dre Films – is a YouTube phenomenon, with total views now in excess of 32 million at www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXTBbM21plg.
What’s more, Trey surprised fans this spring with the release of “INTERMISSION,” an exclusive mixtape featuring five all-new tracks, and his “TRIGGA RELOADED: THE INTERMISSION” Documentary. “INTERMISSION” earned widespread acclaim, with Pitchfork noting the EP “does what Trey does best: provide a no-skips-required sex playlist, or at least an escapist fantasy for zoning out at your desk. The satiny synths, leisurely finger-snap percussion, and evocative bass rumbles, all providing a cushion for Trey’s velvety tenor, are the aural equivalent of scattered rose petals and lit candles.” His “INTERMISSION I & II” mixtape made its digital premiere yesterday, complimented by six all-new tracks.
“A lot has happened in a year,” Trey says, “and after most recently completing two mega tours from the US to Europe, I felt re-energized by the love and wanted to share this glimpse of the journey while giving my fans some new music. The love I've received is beyond belief, I've attempted to reciprocate it by sharing this vulnerable yet genuine piece."
Trey – who, as noted, only recently wrapped sold out tours of the US and Europe alongside such like-minded artists as Nickl Minaj, Chris Brown, and Tyga – has a number of high profile live dates slated throughout the summer. Highlights include an historic headline concert celebrating Namibia’s 25th Independence Day, billed for May 30th at Windhoek’s Independence Stadium, followed by a string of major festival appearances including Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2015 at East Rutherford, NJ’s MetLife Stadium (June 7th), Oakland, CA’s KMEL Summer Jam 2015 (June 13th), Detroit, MI’s WJLB Big Show @ The Joe (June 19th), and Chicago, IL’s 107.5 WGCI Presents Summer Jam 2015 (June 20th). As if all that weren’t enough, Trey will make his sixth consecutive annual appearance at the 2015 Essence Festival™ Presented By Coca-Cola®, kicking off this year’s festivities by co-headlining the Essence “Now Playing” Concert Sponsored By Verizon alongside the one and only Kevin Hart, set for July 2nd at New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome. For updates and ticket information, please see www.treysongz.com/tour.
Named “Best R&B/Soul Male Artist” at the Soul Train Awards 2014, Trey was also among the “Top R&B Artist” nominees for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, which aired on May 17th from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Trey made an awesome chart debut with his acclaimed 2014 album, “TRIGGA.” The collection – which includes the hit singles “Touchin, Lovin (Feat. Nicki Minaj),” “What’s Best For You” and the RIAA gold certified “Na Na” – entered the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #1, with sales in excess of 105,000. In addition, “TRIGGA” debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” ranking. Trey’s sixth studio collection, “TRIGGA” follows 2012’s blockbuster “CHAPTER V,” which debuted at #1 on both the SoundScan/Billboard 200 and Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” charts, fueled by such hit singles as “Heart Attack” and “Simply Amazing.”
With “TRIGGA,” Trey Songz crafted his most intimate album yet, an honest and courageous set that more than confirms his status as the undisputed master of modern R&B, pop, and soul. The album is deeply personal and intensely creative, with songs like the international smash, “Change Your Mind” revealing a unique glimpse at the GRAMMY® Award-nominated superstar as a whole. What’s more, “TRIGGA” sees contributions from an array of stars, including Justin Bieber, Juicy J, Mila J and fellow Atlantic recording artist and rising R&B star Ty Dolla $ign.
“TRIGGA” received a wide range of critical applause upon its arrival, with SPIN hailing it as “a sublime, soulful convergence of the sonic minimalism and oil-slicked synths of today's hip-hop and R&B,” adding, “a 20-track album (!) never felt so breezy.” “TRIGGA” “shows (Trey’s) hitmaking abilities are at veterans levels at this point,” noted XXL, while in the UK, The Guardian praised the album for having “a seductive power that (one presumes) is befitting of the man himself.” “Trey Songz has been one of the last decade’s most dependable hit record-making artists,” declared Hip Hop DX. “In hearkening back to his roots, he showcases his desire to not slow down for 10 more years. Wild, yet well-delivered songs showcase Songz as a master of a now lyrically unrestrained mainstream R&B standard.”