She has taken the independent route over the last few albums, but for fans and lovers around the world who have been enchanted by music from Tamia, her take on conventional R&B music continue to transcend with time. Since her debut in 1994, the singer/songwriter/wife has been warming hearts with her powerful and sultry voice, while maintaining a professional image, unlike many of today’s acts. With her fifth studio album, Beautiful Surprise, hitting stores tomorrow (August 28), we caught up with Tamia to discuss her new rare gem, 13 years of marriage to Grant Hill, and more.
Check out some excerpts from our chat:
Beautiful Surprise Video… The video with Grant…we had a good time actually. He’s super laid back, I wanna say this was maybe one of the first videos he’d really been on set because its always been during the season or I fly to LA to do the video so I think he has a new appreciation of how long it takes to do a video.
Fans Expectation… I always try and give to a project that I totally one hundred percent believe in. I never try and put out an album where I feel like there’s two good songs…You know, I have a connection with every song that I put on the project, so I hope what they’re expecting from me is consistency.
Healthy Relationship… I do think what works in one relationship may not work in the next, but I think that it’s important in any relationship…friendship is communication. Being able to communicate with the other person about how your feeling, what’s going on, not forcing the other person to be a mind reader, sort of connecting with each other and you can only do that when you open up on the most intimate levels.