Dwele 'Sketches' New Album For June
Singer/songwriter/producer Dwele will release his third album, "Sketches of a Man," on June 24 via RT Music Group/Koch Records.Singer/songwriter/producer Dwele will release his third album, "Sketches of a Man," on June 24 via RT Music Group/Koch Records. The G-1-produced "I'm Cheatin'," about a man who loves his lady's uninhibited sexual ways, will be the first single.
The Detroit vocalist, born Andwele Gardner, previously told Billboard.com the album was "kind of a mixture. I have a couple songs that are more radio-friendly, but I'm actually trying to take my time and elevate. It's all about going with the music and trying to follow that."
Primarily, Dwele said he planned on sticking with tracks about relationships. "That's what people tend to buy ... Everything from the usual living life and learning about love. This album is moreso talking about relationships and what we have to do to make them work."
Other songs include "A Few Reasons," produced by Nottz, the hip-hop-infused "Body Rock," "Love Ultra" and "Open Your Eyes," a Bobby Caldwell cover.
Dwele was nominated for a best urban/alternative performance Grammy this year for his interpretation of "That's The Way of the World," from the Stax Records compilation, "Interpretations: Celebrating the Music of Earth, Wind & Fire." He also appeared on Kanye West's Grammy-winning "Flashing Lights" and on Common's Grammy-nominated single "The People."
Dwele's 2003 debut album, "Subject," has sold 267,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan.