Trey Songz has a special message for his fans. On his 31st birthday (Nov. 28), the R&B Casanova born Tremaine Neverson pours his heart onto paper, revealing to every admirer (and perhaps, hater) the frame of mind he’s in.
“A lot of people place me on a pedestal and sometimes I fall short,” he writes in the letter. “My music is sometimes categorized as a song, single, stream, download, mixtape or album, but it’s really the soundtrack to my life. Every lyric a reflection of where I am within a specific emotion. I’m going through some shit like we all are. I look in the mirror and I judge myself like we all do. I want to make it to the better version of myself.”
Trigga goes on to reveal that he played a collection of songs for a friend, who described it as “dark.” This adjective is rarely used to describe Songz’s catalog, often known for its sexy bedroom joints, infectious club-worthy earworms or sometimes, mixture of the two. The proof: his latest release, the 2014 LP Trigga and its 2015 counterpart Trigga Reloaded. The sets — which hosted the tracks “Na Na” and “Slow Motion” — helped Trey land his second No. 1 album following 2012’s Chapter V.
“My brightest days and my darkest hours come through in my music,” he goes on to write.
The emotional note ends with Songz hinting at new material possibly on the way. “This letter could be a lot longer but I just put it in the songs,” he continues. “I give you my love, my confusion, my worries, my happiness, my sadness, my music.”
Read the full letter below.