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He answered that question by crafting the long-awaited sequel to his influential 2007 opus, Sex, Love & Pain. That album not only provided a blueprint for the likes of Chris Brown, Trey Songz, and more, but it also debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and earned a Grammy Award nomination for “Best R&B Album,” while its #1 single “Please Don’t Go” became nominated for “Best R&B Male Vocal Performance.” Following 2014’s Stronger, Tank once again captured a creative spirit that resembled the process behind his seminal third body of work.
“Sex, Love & Pain was the first time I had ever made an album just because I wanted to make some good music,” he recalls. “There was no pressure to meet a deadline or put out a single because money was low. We were writing and producing for pretty much everybody and just decided to create a Tank album one day. That was the inception of the project. We chose to write some great music and let the chips fall where they may. That process mirrors this process. I made Stronger, and it was natural for me at the time. People have been screaming for SLP2 though, and I wanted to give them what they wanted. To do that, we had to merge classic and modern sounds and make this super crazy hybrid. When people are asking for something, you’ve got to deliver it right.”
Green has never followed trends, so don’t expect to hear her trying to mimic any. The music is hers and it’s the kind of record you want to take with you on a road trip, to the gym, and to the office. ‘Vivid gives the audience the fun, bubbly, and vibrant side of Vivian,’ says Kwame, ‘A side that her family and circle of friends know well, but the listener rarely gets to witness.’ Vivid is undoubtedly full of zeal. ’Broken’ gives a strong adult approach to loves disappointments, while ‘Work’ expresses energetic desire. ‘123’ urges lovers to always keep something for themselves, and ‘I am Blessed’ inspires gratefulness.