The-Dream is celebrating his 46th birthday (Sept. 20) with new music. The R&B hitmaker has returned with a new song titled “Stream (V7 Demo Archive 9.20),” which is a gift to his fans.
“Just a simple Thank You for those who rock with me,” The-Dream wrote on X (formerly Twitter).
On the delicate tune, The-Dream reflects on a past love, assuring himself that he can learn to love again in the future.
“Stream” arrives just days after The-Dream’s appearance on Diddy’s The Love Album: Off The Grid. The-Dream is featured on the album’s opening track, “Brought My Love,” co-produced by Stevie J, Mario Winans, and Diddy.
“Stream” is The-Dream’s first official release since his 2020 album, SXTP4. The sensual body of work includes “Wee Hours” featuring Jhené Aiko. The song peaked at No. 29 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart in May 2020.
Though it’s been three years since The-Dream last released an album, the songwriter and producer certainly kept busy behind the scenes. He contributed to Beyoncé’s critically acclaimed album, RENAISSANCE, including the lead single, “Break My Soul,” which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The-Dream won three awards at the 65th Grammy Awards, including Best Dance/Electronic Music Album (RENAISSANCE), Best R&B Song (“Cuff It”), and Best Dance/Electronic Recording (“Break My Soul”). He was also nominated in the inaugural Songwriter of the Year, Non-Classical category.
On Sunday, Oct. 29, The-Dream will perform on day two of ONE Musicfest in Atlanta, Georgia. Rapper Kendrick Lamar is at the top of the bill for Sunday, with additional performances by Brent Faiyaz, El DeBarge, Tems, Coco Jones, Durand Bernarr, and more. (Janet Jackson will headline day one.)
Stream The-Dream’s new song “Stream” below.