Tweet and Bilal recorded the "Best Friend" duet for Tweet's first album 'Southern Hummingbird,' now over ten years later, both artists are continuing their careers with the release of new projects.
Tweet – Simply Tweet EP (DuBose Music Group) – BUY NOW
The wait is over for one of the most anticipated albums of the year. Every artist has a role to play and Tweet's role has definitely not been filled in her absence. Tweet offers fans an five track appetizer of mellow soul on the EP 'Simply Tweet.' The Southern Hummingbird singer launched her reintroduction by releasing free music on, Tweet Tuesday, which has built buzz prior to the release. The new project is led by the single, "Enough," a record that talks "directly to the ladies, letting them know that it's okay to let go," and other sultry cuts including "Day Dreaming" and "Sorry." The album features no collaboration…Simply Tweet.
Bilal – A Love Surreal (eOne) – BUY NOW
Bilal was initially supposed to record a five-track EP, but the flow of creativity was so strong that before long, he had enough for a full album. “It was just so easy that the music started to flow…by the fifth day we were like ‘damn, we made a mistake and wrote five extra songs,” he explains.
"A Love Surreal" is his fourth album since starting his career in 2001 with '1st Born Second.' Like his past projects, Bilal limits guest features to a minimum; he is only joined by 2013 Grammy Award nominee Robert Glapser. The record has been summed up as "the whole process [of love]: meeting, the break-up, [and] the get-back-together," said Bilal. This is a different angle compared to his last album 'Airtight's Revenge' that “was really just to write short stories and dark tales of life in general."