Trey Songz Sings ‘Chapter V’ Songs, Talks About The New Album

Trey Songs close-up during a Walmart Soundcheck appearance, where he performed a set list that included 'Simply Amazing', 'Dive In', '2 Reasons', 'Heart Attack', 'Can't Be Friends' and 'Say Aah'

Trey Songz performed songs from his hit new album ‘Chapter V’ for Walmart Soundcheck. In addition, the R&B singer sat down for an exclusive in-depth interview. The set list features ‘Simply Amazing’, ‘Dive In’, ‘2 Reasons’, ‘Heart Attack’, ‘Can’t Be Friends’ and ‘Say Aah’.

During the interview, Trey discussed what he wants to do with his music, being amazed that he’s released five albums, how the album differs from his prior work, the story behind the track ‘Simply Amazing’ and the first single ‘Heart Attack’, the writing process for ‘Chapter V’ and how the most pressure he feels is from himself.

“I want to make music that can serve as a soundtrack for so many different people’s lives,” Trey explained, “and I think that’s what this album does. It opens up very sensual, very crazy, then it goes to another place of love and life and heartbreak and happiness and we go to the club a couple of times. We’re gonna make you dance, we’ll cry together, we’ll laugh together and we’re gonna love together on this album.”

On the career he’s established at 27-years-old, Trey said, “First of all it’s hard to believe I have a fifth album. I still remember my first album very vividly and ever step to get where we are here now, and every album as been about evolving, adding to my musicality, to my production value, whether it be lyrical content. I think my voice has got a lot stronger.”

Talking about how his latest effort has differed from his prior albums, Trey said, “With this ‘Chapter V’ album, I think a lot of what’s different about the album is that within two years I saw a lot of the world that I’ve never seen before. I met a lot of fans I never knew I had and realized the impact I have on people’s lives.”

Talking about ‘Heart Attack’, Songz said it “speaks on the many emotions of love. The point when loving someone isn’t easy anymore. It’s not the beginning of the relationship when you’ve had your ups and downs and you’re at a point where you’re trying to figure out if you’re gonna make it. That’s a hurtful feeling. This song is about not wanting to give that up, and I’ve definitely felt that before.”

On the ‘Chapter V’ writing process, he said it “varied from song to song. I recorded some of this album in Miami. I recorded some in New York. Some in LA. I even did some recording in Brussels, even in Australia as well. It’s such an incredible process to see a song come from nothing to audio to now a video to now a single, to a song that nobody knew you could perform to now singing it like they wrote it themselves. Sometimes I hear a track and I might write it out. Sometimes it might be already be an idea. Sometimes somebody may bring an idea incompletely to me and I’ll finish that up. For the most part, it’s amazing.”

The performances and the interview video can be viewed at soundcheck.walmart.com. View additional pictures from Trey’s visit below the cut. (more…)

Trey Songz Announces Angels With Heart Foundation Benefit Concert

Trey Songz with his collar up

Trey Songz has declared November as the official Angels with Heart month. Trey has teamed up with Hot 97 FM for The Thanksgiving Benefit Concert, a special show benefiting his Angels with Heart Foundation. Trey takes the stage for one night only on Friday, November 25th at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Trey’s birthday is November 28th and his upcoming EP ‘Inevitable’ is available everywhere November 29th.

Trey Songz founded Angels with Heart in 2010. What started as a call to arms, to engage his fan club, Trey’s Angels, has turned into a worldwide movement. Trey encourages members of Trey’s Angels to give back and have a positive impact in their neighborhood through community service, supporting local charities and random acts of kindness. Trey has proclaimed November as Angels with Heart month, and this show will highlight the month-long celebration of his Angels with Heart foundation and all their hard work and devoted members.

Tickets and VIP packages are available now at ticketmaster.com.

Trey Songz On ‘My Moment’ & Bieber Basketball

Trey Songz interview

Trey Songz talked with Tim Westwood about being executive producer on the docu-drama ‘My Moment’ and playing basketball with Justin Bieber during the All-Star NBA weekend event in Los Angeles. “You know what’s crazy we lost but because Bieb was on our team it feels like we won,” Songz said. Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Trey Songz Never Wants To Take Fans For Granted

Trey Songz and Westwood

Trey Songz got a tour of Tim Westwood’s warehouse & dissed it. The singer also talked about his following of Trey’s Angels. “Without the fans there is no me,” the singer said. “I never want to take them for granted. It’s kind of like a double-edged sword because the bigger I get, the less time there is for them individually. I remember when I knew each one of my fans by name like 2005, there’d be like 5 people outside ‘106 & Park’.” Watch it via YouTube below.

Fan Gets To Rub Trey Songz

One lucky girl won a contest held by KIIS FM’s JoJo Wright and got to rub Trey Songz in Los Angeles. “It was nice, her hands were soft,” Trey said about the winner before she took advantage of the chance to give him a neck rub again. Watch the rubbing via YouTube below.

Trey Songz Pitches ‘Passion, Pain & Pleasure’ On KIIS

Trey Songz talked about his new album ‘Passion, Pain & Pleasure’ and his Twitter name change during a visit with KIIS FM’s JoJo Wright in Los Angeles. “A lot of people have it,” Trey said of the new CD. “If you don’t, you should get it. It’s great to do like things you do, whatever you do to it.” Watch the comments via YouTube below.

Trey Songz Talks With San Francisco’s WiLD 94.9

Nessa of WiLD 94.9 KYLD in San Francisco interviewed Trey Songz with some listeners on Friday (November). Four lucky high school students got an up close and personal experience with the singer and got tickets to see his show. Asked if he’d do a song with Justin Bieber, Trey said, “Of course I would. That’s my homie. Actually, he came to my show in LA and he stood on the side the whole time and watched. He’s actually a really cool guy.” Trey was also asked about whether he’d do a rap album, his ideal date, advising a girl to make the guy wait, and more. Watch the interview via YouTube below.

Trey Songz ‘Can’t Be Friends’ Video

Trey Songz 'Can't Be Friends' music video

Trey Songz is out with the music video to his new single ‘Can’t Be Friends’, off the Petersburg, Virginia R&B singer’s fourth album ‘Passion, Pain & Pleasure’, out now on Atlantic Records. Watch it via YouTube below.

Trey Songz ‘Already Taken’ Video

Trey Songz 'Already Taken' music video

Trey Songz is out with the video to his new single ‘Already Taken’, featured on the ‘Step Up 3D’ soundtrack, in stores July 20th, while the movie hits theaters August 6th. Watch it via YouTube below.

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