Tre G announces his return, bringing a new pop and soulful sound to fans with the release of his official second EP, As I Am. The forthcoming EP is a follow-up to his 2016 release “I’m Back”, and is set to be released on June 21, 2019. Tre G recorded As I Am in his studio in St. Louis, MO with production by longtime friends Hello Jizzo, WHTG and Alfii.
As I Am is composed of five tracks, merging styles of pop & r&b and encourages listeners to live their authentic lives.
“I am excited to share my true, authentic self. Being a queer, person of color the journey to acceptance of ‘self’ has been a tremendous journey”
The new songs are inspired by new monumental events in life, including recent marriage to his partner. While each song varies in tone, they all circle back to one universal theme. “As I Am is a catchy collection of reminders that love and harmony can co-exist in our modern world just as they are,” says Tre G.
About Tre G
Tre G is a native of St. Louis and is the co-founder & producing director of TLT Productions. Tre G obtained his master’s degree in Global Entertainment and Music Business from Berklee College of Music campus in Valencia, Spain. In 2016, he released his highly acclaimed EP, “I’m Back” and had the honor of opening for Grammy Award-winning songstresses Corinne Bailey Rae & Andra Day in St. Louis.
Kehlani blessed us with some music over the weekend “while we wait” for her to give us a full album after she gives birth to her baby girl.
To me, this “mixtape,” as she calls it, gave me more of a 90s R&B vibe, as clichè as it sounds. This project reminded me of her SweetSexySavage album, which was my first introduction to her. She talks about love, relationships (good and bad), and A LOT of relatable situations on this While We Wait project.
Kehlani started off the mixtape with a feature from Musiq Soulchild titled “Footsteps.” She explains that when she walks away from a relationship when she’s mad, she expects her significant other follow her, leaving footsteps for him to do so.
“Too Deep,” is a relating song to both men and women. It’s about having a side thang and things are getting too serious, “too deep” between the two of you. Y’all arguing when y’all shouldn’t be because it’s just a sex relationship. It’s becoming too much to keep the “relationship” going.
“Nunya” is exactly what it sounds like lol, none of your business. It’s about a guy who she used to be involved with and he wants to know what’s going with her because he lost her and he still cares. Welp, WE’VE ALL BEEN IN THAT SITUATION, men and women, on both ends. He/she lost you and they know it and they still tryna keep up with you to see who you’re involved with now.
Another relating track is “Morning Glory” which is; if a guy accepts you at your best when he goes home with you at night then he needs to accept how you look in the morning, at my morning glory. It’s like a one night stand song lol.
The fifth song “Feels” is about a person who you diggin and they got you feeling them, giving you feels and making you all sensitive inside.
“Nights Like This” is about thinking about your ex on random days, wanting to text them, etc. Then you think about all the good that can come from hitting them up. THEN you think of all the lies they told you and how they’ll get your hopes up again, like they always do. RE-LATE-ABLE. You already know the BS that this person is on but you miss the good moments, then you start getting involved with the person again and they let you down again. 🗣🗣 SPEAK THAT KEHLANI!!!
On the sixth track “RPG” featuring 6lack, which is really “Show Me Your Love” is about having your partner show you that they love you and care. You may complain about them not touching you enough but they correct it, you tell them that they don’t compliment you enough and they correct it, and etc. This song is about communication to me, about talking and listening to your partner and correcting your actions.
The next song “Butterfly,” I’m still unclear on. It’s a beautiful song but I can’t really decipher it, maybe YOU can and comment your thoughts below lol 😬.
The last track “Love Language,” is about knowing what your partner likes as far as how they like to be shown that they are loved. Kehlani says she “wants to be fluent in your love language.” That’s beautiful, it’s like she wants to know what you like and execute it! Some people like gifts to show that they are loved. Some like that their partner listens to them and surprises them with non-materialistic items. Some people don’t care what their partner likes but more so what they are good as when it comes showing their love for that person (selfish 🙄🙄).
Any who, I liked this “mixtape;” I like the different positions she spoke from, like being the cheater in a relationship but also being the one catching feelings, to even being the one who has moved on from a relationship.
What are your thought about her new music. Comment below and let me know!
Also, congratulations again to Kehlani on her pregnancy!!
It’s been a while since August Alsina blessed us with a collection of music and might I say, I was ver excited when he dropped it.
It’s no secret that he was battling a lot, from collapsing at a concert and dealing with health issues, to becoming addicted to prescription drugs to recently losing his sister in law to cancer and having to take care of his three nieces. August has been through a lot, from the broken relationship with his mother to losing his brother to gun violence. He channels his pain through his music and blesses us with it.
His newest EP “Forever and A Day” talks about love, pleasing a woman, and just being there for her. The sound is sensual and sexy. He does a lot of background vocals which is unique AND he threw a couple features on there.
To break down each song; The Ep titled intro “Forever and A Day” song is about loving a woman (or a man, for the women) for forever and wanting to keep that same love for forever.
The second track “Be Love” expresses the want of being there for a woman (or whomever) and wanting to give her the love she deserves. AIN’T THAT SWEET!! 🥰🥰
The song “You” featuring Keith Sweat, is one of my favorites, especially the background vocals. This song is a love making song, and he says it in the song lol. He has Keith Sweat in the chorus and August ironically adds the line “Who can fuck you like me? (Nobody) And who can give you what you need? (Nobody, baby)”
“Control” is self explanatory; it’s about not being able to control yourself around someone you’re involved with. August got Ty Dolla $ign on this one to help with the chorus, another enjoyable hit.
The fifth track “Secret” is about someone bringing out your sensitive side and you don’t want them telling anyone because it’s not part of your normal character. But he also says it’s not that big of a secret because it’s hard for him to hide that fact he’s in love with this girl.
“Go” is so sweet to me; it’s about not wanting to see your girl leave and telling her that y’all can do whatever she wants to do, as long as she stays. The translation is “Just say go and we’ll go.”
The song “Lost,” is about getting lost….in sex. Just getting lost in the moment that’s filled with kisses and hitting spot 👀👀 okay August!
August closed out the EP with the last track titled “Us,” which is about you and your significant other only having each other, “All We Got Is Us.” Everyone has heard of that saying before, whether it’s in a relationship, friendship, or just yourself on some ‘Me, Myself, and I’ type ish.
I will say that the songs were short and were literally between 2-3 minutes. There weren’t any bridges in the songs, just verse one, pre-chorus, chorus, verse 2, pre-chorus, chorus, then the song ends. Short and sweet to say the least.
I enjoyed the EP, because it was nice hearing a collection of work by him. He last came out with a joint project with Cassius Jay in 2017, but before then, his last actual album was “This Thing Called Life,” which I REALLY enjoyed, came out in 2015. I hope to hear more of his music and an actual album because he is talented, FINE, and he has a lot to speak about.
Have y’all listened to the album? If so, what are your thoughts? Comment below and let me know!