We were disappointed when The-Dream canceled the release of his full Crown / Jewel album last year, but he surprised us all at the end of 2015 with his Sam Cooke covers EP IAMSAM.
Well, the singer/songwriter/producer has done it again-surprise us that is-with the premiere of a brand new film experience entitled ‘Genesis,’ which he exclusively released on TIDAL today.
The 10-song compilation, paired with a cinematic 40-minute visual, offers fans a glimpse inside the “beautiful chaos that lives within the brilliant visionary.”
The-Dream wrote and produced Genesis in four months and screened the short film at the Versace Mansion during Art Basel for a small group of friends including Pusha T, Kylie Jenner, Fabolous, and Tricky Stewart.
“This visual art project was created to give fans a glimpse of my daily thoughts,” said The-Dream in a Q&A with TIDAL. “I along with my fans are lovers of music and art, but to me those two worlds are one and the same. I can never fully explain what I see and what I hear separately, it must be fused into one.”
Genesis serves as a prequel to the new music The-Dream will be releasing later this year.
To promote Genesis, he will play a series of shows in major U.S. cities, see the dates below.
Feb. 10 – The Loft @ Centerstage – Atlanta, GA
Feb. 12 – Howard Theater – Washington, D.C.
Feb. 13 – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 14 – Bowery Ballroom – New York City, NY
Feb. 16 – Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
Feb. 19 – The Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
Feb. 20 – Social Hall – San Francisco, CA