“My whole album is like therapy for me as it is full of things I have either experienced or seen someone close to me go through. It is all from the heart.”
Above was the response Tweet gave when asked if everything she writes comes straight from the heart.
A protege of Missy Elliott, it’s been well-documented as to how the hip hop diva helped her backing singer to become an international R&B superstar in the making. And, with her reputation in the ascendancy, Tweet was in the UK recently to help promote the second single from her phenomenal debut set, ‘Southern Hummingbird’, the sexy Indian-tinged ‘Call Me’.
As for her monicker, well, she said that she gets asked that question a lot since people seem to think that she’s a huge fan of Tweety Bird, the cartoon character, but it actually stuck with her when someone called her that. She doesn’t know who or where it came from though but it was with her eversince she was a little girl.
Finally, what’s her message to fans? “Well, I hope my music reaches everybody and that each individual can take what they need from it. Be yourself and be happy.”
Her Indian-inspired single ‘Call Me’ comes out on the 26th of August for those residing in the UK.
The headline of this article was what R&B stunning newcomer Tweet was forced to say a while back when she and Glenn Lewis cancelled their co-headlining performances.
Sometime in early April, Tweet announced that she had her heart set on going out on the road with the soulful Glenn Lewis, after turning down opening spots on the summer tours of such big-time acts such as Usher and Musiq.
With Tweet’s popular, autoerotic anthem ‘Oops (Oh My)’ and Glenn’s soulful, Stevie Wonder-esque ‘Don’t You Forget It’, both such popular tracks on the airwaves of urban radio, the tour seemed like a must for the two of them. The duo had planned a 24-city U.S. club tour that would kick off in Kansas City, Missouri, on the 12th of May and would have come to a close on the 28th of June in Cincinnati.
However, merely days before all of the festivities kicked off, almost the entire tour was scrapped. A swift survey of the proposed venues suggested that soft ticket sales may have been the culprit, though when asked what happened, the managements for both acts declined to comment. Spokepeople from both camps have persistently insisted that the tour will be rescheduled real soon, though no dates or specific plans have been finalized.
Meanwhile, be sure to check out Tweet’s brand new single, entitled ‘Call Me’ and it’s a gorgeous number, occupied with the Timbaland sounds and rather smooth Indian beats. You’re bound to like this offering of hers which will certainly grow on you after a while, that’s for sure. I’m giving it 4 stars out of 5. A good sophomore effort.
If you’ve caught the brand new Missy Elliott video, the one that’s dedicated to the loving memory of Aaliyah, entitled ‘Take Away’, you would notice that a relatively unknown singer Tweet lends her vocals to the song and can be seen present in the video too.
All the talk about how she is virtually an unknown is set to change with Tweet’s first single as a solo artist, ‘Oops (Oh My)’, climbing up the Billboard charts really fast. Discovered by Missy Elliott and Timbaland and signed on to Gold Mind Record, Tweet is very talented in every sense of the word according to reports. Apparently, not only is she an excellent singer, she is also a producer, songwriter plus a good acoustic guitarist and drummer.Tweet, whose name sounds like it’s derived from watching far too many cartoons, especially the one with the small yellow bird (not naming names here but you guys know which one), is about to release her debut album called ‘Southern Hummingbird’ that would be available in all good record stores sometime in the coming months. Word has it that it may be released on the 2nd of April but it is subject to change.
What can you find on Tweet’s virgin album? Well, for starters, there’s the first single that features clever wordplay. Expect to find a duet with R&B star Bilal. Other songs include ‘Best Friend’ and a hip-hop dance number called ‘Boogie 2nite’.
The official Tweet Homepage from Elektra Records can be found here.
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