Tank is back with new solo music and currently readying the release of his forthcoming album ‘Stronger,” due out this summer. The R&B singer/songwriter’s sixth studio effort has been lead by the soulful and celebratory single “You’re My Star” (see Tank talking about the song and album here), and will be a step in a new direction for him sonically.
While talking about the upcoming release in our recent sit-down with him in NYC, we asked Tank to take us back and reflect on some of the albums or songs that really changed his life.
Being raised in the church and on mostly Gospel music during his youth it was of course the more clean cut R&B of the late ’80s that affected him, primarily the New Edition Heartbreak album, and Babyface’s Tender Lover. That was until R. Kelly released “Down Low,” off his 1995 self-titled album, and made Tank a diehard fan!
Check out the interview clip above to hear Tank’s hilarious reflections on his early influences!