Trey Songz touched down in Atlanta Tuesday to celebrate the release of his new album Passion, Pain & Pleasure.
The Atlantic Records artist was treated to a private album release party by Target, the only retailer carrying the deluxe version of his project that includes four additional LIVE tracks and 30 minutes of video content.
Alongside Trigga, T.I. was in the building, as well as former NBA player Jalen Rose on the rooftop of Ventanas with tunes spun by DJ Don Cannon.
While at the release party, HipHopWired got a chance to chat with Songz about his plans for his fourth studio project.
Trey revealed exclusively to HipHopWired details on how he picks his next singles.
According to Trey, fans dictated the song selection from the last album and while a fan of each record, he was surprised at his listener’s choices.
This time around however he added variety to the singles, going from “Bottoms Up” with Nicki Minaj to “We Can’t Be Friends”, two vastly different songs.
“I think what was so dope about my last album is that basically the fans, radio and the people dictated what the next single would be. Although I wanted “Invented Sex” and “Say Aaah” to be my singles and “Neighbors Know My Name” was one of my favorite songs, I didn’t know that they would be revealed that way. What I did do with “Bottoms Up” and “We Can’t Be Friends” is I knew that they were two songs who were vastly different and I think the album embodies everything in between that. “
Trey also adds that this time around, he hopes one of his more “artistic” records get more airplay.
“As far as the single, I got a couple I think would work. What I’m really trying to do is get away from the radio mentality holistically although partially that has to happen. But I would love to see one of the more artistic records eventually get on radio. Right now “Alone”, “Red Lipstick”, “Unusual” could definitely be the next single.”
Additionally, HipHopWired chatted with Trey about his forthcoming ‘OMG Tour’ with Usher.
The R&B star shot down rumors that he stole the tour slot from Chris Brown who had been noticeably enthusiastic about teaming up with Usher.
Instead Trey said, “I don’t know anything about that” but confirmed that he was on board for the dates that kick off November 1 in Seattle, Washington.
Before returning to his party, the R&B singer also added that he still plans to work on a super-group with Jay-Z and Young Jeezy as mentioned during their dates on the Blueprint III tour.
“I mean I talk to Hov and Jeezy all the time. We haven’t made any music at this point but it’s still in the air, that’s my man and them.”
When asked if he planned on making any more music with Jeezy while he stopped through Atlanta, Trey added with a smile,
“I ain’t talk to him…but he might come through tonight, ya never know.”
Unfortunately Jeezy didn’t make last night’s festivities but click the page numbers to see who did.
The exclusive deluxe version of Passion, Pain & Pleasure is available in Target stores now.