Being the wife of a super-producer, and sister to a multi-Grammy winner might give most new artists cold feet, but Tamar Braxton likes the pressure. The singer, who is the youngest sister of Toni Braxton and wife of Vincent Herbert -- the man behind hits for Lady Gaga, Mindless Behavior and JoJo, among others -- is prepping the release of her sophomore album, due later this year.

More than a decade after releasing her self-titled debut in 2000, the budding reality star has teamed with Herbert to create the sound. "My husband has influenced me to be myself, not to be afraid to open up and try new things because at first I was very apprehensive," the 34-year-old tells The BoomBox, during a press event at the SLS Hotel in Hollywood, Calif. Wed. (Jan. 11).

Alongside her sisters, husband and mother, Tamar discussed the current season of their successful 'Braxton Family Values' show airing on WEtv. Noticeably absent from the event was Toni, who was experiencing a "flare-up" of lupus, an autoimmune disorder from which she suffers.

With all the attention she has garnered from the show, Tamar sees 2012 as the perfect time to drop her new album. "This record for me is everything that I am," she states. "It's opinionated, it's spicy, it's vulnerable at times and I'm just really excited about it. I can't really compare it to anybody's sound. It's not [like] Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry, it's Tamar. It really is fire -- fire and ice."

Working with Herbert pushed the chanteuse, who notes her husband as a perfectionist, to work that much harder. "He expects the very best. It's just like you're having a kid and they're going outside acting crazy," Tamar reveals. "He [Vince] ain't having that."

Null of an album title, the next few months will be very busy for Tamar, who is eyeing a summer release date for the project. She will also begin filming her spin-off show, 'Tamar & Vince,' in March.

'Braxton Family Values' airs Thursday's at 9PM EST.



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