Without a proper album last year, Tamar Braxton stormed the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart and nearly claimed her second number-one single with “Crazy Kind of Love.” The R&B superstar is destined to get closer to securing more hits when she releases not one but two new albums soon.
Braxton spilled the beans about follow-ups to 2017’s Bluebird of Happiness in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight’s Brice Sander.
“I’ve said this before, this is my best work yet, but this is my best Tamar yet, so therefore this is my super best work yet,” she expressed. “This is me living in my truth, being this new Tamar, this newfound relationship with myself, and I’m really loving the music that’s coming out of me now.”
When asked if the new music would expound on those past, difficult life situations, particularly from last summer, Braxton said, “I do definitely speak about those dark times and definitely those times where I needed help and didn’t know how to cry out for it. And so it’s a lot of inspirational, magical songs that will really help people who don’t know who to turn to and needs to be healed and don’t know how to heal.”
During the promo trail for Bluebird of Happiness, Braxton revealed it was her final studio album. “There are a lot of things that I want to do and a lot of things that are in the works,” she previously shared in a 2017 ET interview. “There’s a lot of things that are going on in my relationship and me being close to this music industry, and whatever I can do to eliminate all of the stress and problems off of my relationship, I would rather do that.”
In 2018, Braxton dropped multiple shelved music videos from different album eras, including “The Making of You” (Bluebird of Happiness), “Love It” (Calling All Lovers), and “Pieces” (Love & War).
Back in 2020, the Recording Academy’s President/CEO Harvey Mason Jr. spoke with Rated R&B and revealed what it was like to work with Braxton on “Coming Home” from Calling All Lovers. Revisit it here.
Rated R&B also celebrated the 15th anniversary of Toni Braxton’s Libra album, which features songwriting and vocal contributions from Tamar. Check it out here.
Watch the full interview with Braxton and Sander below.