He wooed us nearly 10 years ago, busting onto the R&B scene with sex appeal and sultry rifts in his breakout 2001 single “Maybe I Deserve”. Since then, the Milwaukee born and DC-bred crooner has gone on to release four acclaimed studio albums including 2001’s Force of Nature (certified Gold), 2002’s One Man, 2007’s Sex, Love & Pain and his most recent 2010 work Now or Never. On the helm of releasing another noteworthy album exclusively for the ladies, entitled Savior (slated for release February 2012), Tank sat down with UPTOWN to talk music, his new single “Compliments”, love and what it means to be a savior…
Behind The Music
Your upcoming album “Savior” – how did you come up with that name?
Savior is just that. The idea of the album is geared towards women & women only. The album is for [ladies], and trying to reintroduce the idea that they deserve better. Even from a music standpoint, they deserve better. All across the board. I said, “You know what, I need to be a savior,” because women really need one.
The new single “Compliments” – explain the inspiration behind it.
It’s really for the fellas to get back to appreciating women. At least with words. Even if the actions haven’t caught up just yet, you can at least start off with a compliment. Things like “..the way you clean that kitchen is so good,” or “You look good today!”. Something to just start the process of appreciating a good woman and letting her know it in a good way. Compliments do that. Men, if you have difficulty saying it, just play “Compliments”.
What is the best compliment you’ve ever gotten?
The best compliment I’ve ever gotten is that I’m a great father.