Soul singer Tweet is gearing up to release a new project this year and we couldnâ€™t be more excited. The homie NecoleBitchie posted that Tweet will be releasing new music on her twitter (Make Sure Yall Follow Her TwitterÂ @Ms_HummingBirdevery )Tuesday as a part of her â€˜Tweet Tuesdayâ€™ series. Her latest release is a cover of Aretha Franklinâ€™s â€˜Day Dreamingâ€™ and she definitely killed it.
Check out the song and interview below:
She killed it!!! WOW can’t wait to here the album..
Ms Bitchie also recently did a interview with Tweet who took a break from finishing up her forthcoming album, Simply Tweet, last week to talk about what sheâ€™s been up to, where sheâ€™s at with Missy, what she thinks about the current state of R&B and the moment that brought her to her knees.
Tweet, how are you?
Iâ€™m excited. This moment Iâ€™m in, was definitelyâ€¦chosen.
So howâ€™s the new album coming?
The songs are already done. Now weâ€™re just putting on the final touches and itâ€™ll be here in September. Itâ€™s called Simply Tweet and itâ€™s just me. Iâ€™m branching out of my own. Iâ€™m not under the wings of anybody else. Itâ€™s a new space in my life. Itâ€™s just differentâ€¦different love, different situationâ€¦very different than the place I was in when I recorded Southern Hummingbird. The single is called â€˜Enoughâ€™, and itâ€™s for my ladiesâ€¦and thatâ€™s all I can tell you about that.
Itâ€™s been a while since we last heard from you. Whatâ€™s happened since 2005?
The last album was Itâ€™s Me Again, in 2005 and I think I took a good break. I didnâ€™t get the support that I thought I deserved on that last album. I was feeling overwhelmed and decided to get my life together, get my relationship with God back on track, start spending more time with daughter.
How is the 2012 Tweet, different from the 2005 Tweet?
Iâ€™m happier now. I know who I am as a woman and an artist. Now I want to let women know that they can do it too. They can find that happiness, they donâ€™t have to stay in unhappy situations.
Tell me about some of your unhappy situationsâ€¦
I was definitely unhappy with the record company. When I first turned in the last album it was all me. But being that Elektra turned into Atlantic, it was all new people and they didnâ€™t know who I was. They made me take off Â½ of my songs to make room for more Hip Hop. I canâ€™t blame anybody because I didnâ€™t stand up for myself. So even when I look back on that period, I blame me.
How do you feel about the current state of R&B?
Iâ€™m sad. Everything sounds the same. Iâ€™m a music lover and Iâ€™m still playing our old stuff. We should be evolving right now, weâ€™ve mixed everything so much. Weâ€™re on a one track mind. Every song sounds the same.
So thereâ€™s no one in the new class that youâ€™re feeling?
Honestly, I listen to my old stuff. Iâ€™m still playing my Marvin and Aretha. Honestly I havenâ€™t gotten into anybody. I do like Miguel. I play a couple of his cuts a lot. Joonie is really dope too.
So Iâ€™ve got to ask, what happened in 2005 that led to the break? What drove you back to God?
There was just a moment in 2005 and 2006 when I was on my knees, when I didnâ€™t have anything. I think I saw the performance of â€˜Make Me Overâ€™ by Tonnex on BET. I grew up in church, and I knew that was the only way out. I knew it would be a process but I asked God to heal me. And He did.
Did it change your relationship with any of the people around you?
I really had shut everybody out. You really have to do that. Just focus on me and God. They understood. Most of the people around me knew I was struggling.