Tremaine released his 6th studio album a few weeks ago, I know your saying 6th album? I said the same thing it doesn’t seem like he has been out that long. The deluxe album features 17 tracks, with 4 of those being bonus tracks. With this album Trey doesn’t stray too far from his normal formula, which is good and bad. Good in that he stays true to his core fan base, bad in that he doesn’t really step outside of his comfort zone. That is not to say he should go so far outside of his lane that he loses his core fans, but a little exploration would show growth as an artist, but hey who I am I?
Tremaine doesn’t stray from his normal subject matter, which includes sex and women, which appeals directly to Treyz Angels. The Angels go up for Trey Songz. This album is not one that I can listen to without skipping tracks, but the album does have some tracks that I really like. The opening track, Cake, is a slow and catchy song that I found myself singing after listening to it. Disrespectful featuring Mila J is another favorite song off the album, I like that back and forth between Trey and Mila J, the two of them gel well on the song. All We Do, is another favorite of mine. It’s not vocally spectacular, but I don’t expect jaw dropping vocals from Trey Songz he stays in his lane. My most favorite song off the album is What’s Best For You, which is actually a bonus track. This song brings me back to Passion, Pain & Pleasure era Trey, which happens to be one of my favorite Trey Songz albums. The other bonus tracks on the album sound like they should have been left on the cutting room floor.
Trey Songz has yet to make his “Thriller” or “Confessions” album. In order for him to make that career defining album he is going to have to figure out how to stretch himself creatively without leaving behind his core audience. He needs to craft an album that forces his audience to grow with him and not be completely turned off by his growth. This is daunting for many artists to, but Trey has been in the game long enough to make this work out in his favor with the right writers and producers. Until then we will have to be content with this Tremaine. Trigga is not a terrible album, but it is not a masterpiece either. The album has moments. It is definitely worth a listen, but not an album I could listen to without skipping tracks. As I always say form your own opinion where music is concerned and in general.
Honorable Mention: Dead Wrong
Final Rating: 2.5/5
Whut say you?