Tank Brings ‘Sex, Love & Pain’ to NYC, Addresses TGT Rumors
In a time where R&B is making a comeback, R&B singer Tank is swooping in to remind fans what the emotional, feel-it-through-your-veins, lose-control R&B can do to a person with the release of his latest album, Sex, Love & Pain II (SLP2). While the LP officially dropped Jan. 22, the DC-bred crooner took over NYC last night (Feb. 1) to allow fans to sit back and swoon as they experienced a bit of sex, some love and a lot of pain.
The sensual vocalist teamed up with New York radio staple WBLS to allow a handful of fans – and industry influencers – to enjoy an intimate evening of music and pillow talk at the legendary SOBs nightclub. More than 100 people anxiously awaited the singer's appearance; passing time with chicken wings, french fries and unlimited Tanqueray. Tank eventually hit the stage -- alongside Shayla, WBLS' mid-day personality. Before jumping into SLP2, the two talked new music, album collaborations and song inspirations.
Understandably, the audience was filled with women fighting to keep their legs closed as the singer broke down the lyrics to "F-ckin Wit Me," a toe-curling ballad that will make every woman fantasize about the man they wished they
f-cked with were dating. He went on to sing along with multiple tracks from the album including "#BDay" and "You Don't Know."
As the crowd sat in full attention, Tank and Shayla went on to address of the rumors of a TGT reunion.
"It's hard bringing three established worlds together to make one," Tank said. "We did it for the first one. We did the best we could in bringing it to life and bringing it to you. And now we have to repeat that process again."
While Tank made it clear TGT has yet to goodbye, women seemed to be more focused on his vocalizing in-between the bits of conversation. But by the end of the night, the only thing echoing throughout the building were lyrics to some of Tank's classics. From "Maybe I Deserve" to "Slowly," the singer, who celebrated his 40th birthday at the top of the year, reminded New York what a true R&B record sounds like.
To purchase SLP2 or for more info on Tank, check out therealtank.com.