Avant Talks 8th Album 'The VIII', Longevity, The State Of R&B & More


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R&B veteran Avant recently released his eighth studio album 'The VIII' (The Eighth) via MO-B Entertainment/Caroline. The thirteen-song album features production by Travis Sayles and Bob Robinson (Tim & Bob) and will captivate true R&B music lovers with Avant’s magnetic voice and beautifully interwoven lyrics. Avant's first single, “Special,” breathes new life into love and commitment.

Celebrating 15 years in R&B, Avant has accumulated an impressive catalog of hits that has included “Read Your Mind,” “Makin’ Good Love,” “Don’t Take Your Love Away” and “You and I” featuring Keke Wyatt among other chart toppers. On 'The VIII', he continues to create his signature formula of success, touching the emotional chord of the listener.

“I try to keep everything in perspective as things just go on in life. I’m a writer that writes from real life. I try to write from what I see… I keep it fresh and new for the peopl. With all my music, I want to leave classics that everyone will remember and be a part of the soundtrack of their lives.”

AllHipHop caught up with Avant to discuss his longevity, eighth album, the state of R&B, what he misses about music and much more. Check out the interview below.