By Zamaswazi Mdhluli
With almost every lyric, verse a day track, R&B superstar Trey Songz makes one thing clear: he loves sex. And he seems to be very good at it – at least according to his 6th album ‘Trigga’, which was released last month.
In the album, Songz makes it clear that no girl is safe from his charm and bedroom skills. The album was like taking a walk on familiar premise. Songz did not disappoint when it came to showcasing his voice and rapping skills. He also stuck to his R&B roots by having a couple of songs that have an old school R&B feel to them.
It’s safe to say that Songz is not shy about his sexuality. On a track called ‘Cake’, he makes it clear that he wants to have his cake and eat it. The self-proclaimed ‘inventor of sex’ did not hold back on his lyrical foreplay. With lyrics proclaiming that he will ‘rub it, flip it, smack and however she might like it, loyal Trey Songz fans won’t be disappointed.
On his second single ‘Foreign, the singer makes it quite clear that he is fond of the female species, not just the African-American type but of all nations. ‘Foreign’ is similar to ‘Bomb’ from Songz’s ‘Anticipation 2’ album. Both songs are about how he appreciates the female anatomy. One of the best songs in the album is ‘Late Night’. The song features rapper Juicy J and it will make even the stiffest people want to move. The song’s beats makes it a club favourite.
One of the highlights of this album is a track called ‘What’s Best for you’. It’s one of the best songs on this album as it seems that Songz poured his heart out. The song is similar to ‘One Love’ on his ‘Ready’ album. This song will sure get the ladies eating out of the palm of his hand as he shows-off his vocal ability.
What makes this album so infectious are the collaborations. Songz teams up with Justin Bieber on the ‘Foreign Remix’. Young Money’s leading lady, Nicki Minaj is also featured on the album. She adds a lot of flavour on ‘Touchin’ and Lovin’ and she basically out-shines Songz. The album’s production team includes Mike Will Made It, Alvin Isaacs, DJ Mustard and Da internz.
With ‘Trigga’, Songz proves that he is one of the top R&B acts in the industry. Although majority of this album is centered around sex, relationships woes and infidelity, Songz’s fans won’t be disappointed as he simply sticks to what he knows.
Songz failed to be innovative on this album. He did not take any risks when it came to trying out a different sound. He fell short on showing how versatile of an artist he is.