Interview: Tank Talks Music, Matters of the Heart and Being ‘Stronger’

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Tank needs no introduction. The R&B singer we first saw over ten years ago rocking baby blue sweats and a white bandana, is back tougher than ever with his theme-following sixth studio album, Stronger. This is apparent in his latest single “You’re My Star,” which oozes a Michael Jackson flavor with its funky melody and danceable beat.

“This music is more retro, more of the authentic sound that I kind of fell in love with,” he said. “You know, the kind of music that designed me as an artist, singer, songwriter and producer. For the most part, I’m really good at just doing good music. The trendy stuff, I mean I can do that I guess, but for this album I wanted to connect with my space in life.” We were also surprised to find out a few more interesting tidbits about the hunky crooner, like being big into dancing at one point in his life (which we clearly notice in the “You’re My Star” video). He impressed us with quite a few moves. Who knew?

Tank got candid with us around the Vixen headquarters about the inspiration behind the tracks on his new album, his new fitness movement “Stronger U” and unreciprocated love. Grab some popcorn and read up on this rhythm ‘n’ blues veteran’s rocky journey with relationships and being in an ever-changing music industry as he breaks down some of our favorite songs on the album.

All Photo Credits: Stacy-Ann Ellis