The last album by Ne-Yo was released four years ago, but the wait is now ended.
On July 15, the R&B artist will release his eighth studio album, Self Explanatory. The 13-song collection contains previously released songs by Jeremih (“U 2 Luv”) and Bleu (“Stay Down”), as well as collaborations with Trippie Redd (“Push Up”) and Zae France (“Layin’ Low”). Last month, Ne-Yo released a video for his sensuous track “You Got the Body.”
“I want people to take away from this album simply music to live life to and music to feel some emotion to,” he told Jalen Rose. ” We got to a point in music when the sensation had gone down a little. Everyone is really tough and chill. People are afraid of being vulnerable. That openness, that capacity to enter another person’s heart, is what draws us together.
Ne-Yo began working on the record four years ago, but he was forced to halt production due to the epidemic. He wedded his wife Crystal Renay this year.
“I began this album in 2018, and I was working on it a bit slower than normal,” he told Haute Living. “The epidemic really screwed up everyone’s lives, including mine.” I wasn’t filming much at the time because I was trying to figure out what the heck was going on. It was an example.”
Self Explanatory will be released on July 15.