MR. STEAL YOUR GIRL IS BACK IN ACTION.
Trey Songz has come a long ways, from cornrows and love songs, to star status and a healthy catalog to show for it. This time around, Trigga displays the consistency and creativity of his work ethic and how when you find a method that works, it’s wise to stick with it and then build from it.
Sex sells. And this artist continues to sell it in various forms, from both physical and mental perspectives, which is easily seen within his suggestive lyrics. The album opens up with “Cake,” and Trey makes it clear that he wants it all. “You say you can’t have cake and eat it too, but ain’t that what you supposed to do?”Although sex appeal continues to be a source of focus, there are tracks like “Yes, No, Maybe” that evokes psychological differences between the mind and the heart, “Disrespectful” that examines ulterior motives, and hit “Smartphones” that discusses what happens when you get caught and the importance of the little white lie.
Trey, without question, has a demanding and soulful voice that’s distinctive and perfect for the world of R&B music, but he structures his vocals through hip-hop inspired tracks where he’s heavy on bridges and sings over his background vocals which sonically makes his music have a more dramatic effect like on “I Know (Can’t Get Back).” Then he switches that exact flow back around and is still able to remain his dominance on smooth head bobbing records like “All We Do” & “Y.A.S.”
There are a lot of accomplices that help quality, like the familiar voice of Nicki Minaj. “Dead Wrong,” produced by The Featherstones features up and comer Ty Dolla $ign, and “Late Night” produced by Mike WiLL Made that features Juicy J are some of the certified club bangers with a signature trap inspired beat of 808 drums that has become so popular and that continue to give off that raw, urban sound. These are the songs that have catapulted Trigga’s career in the past. But what’s most surprising is his collaboration with Justin Bieber on the “Foreign (Remix).”
Trigga is well thought out and shows a big deal of artistic development. It’s catchy, captivating, and easy to listen to. Trey Songz is now a veteran in his industry, his confidence isn’t wavered and his experimenting isn’t stagnant, this album delivers.
Did Trey live up to the hype? What song are you listening to the most? Let us know in the comments below.
*This review of ‘Trigga’ is based on the 17-track Deluxe Edition.
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