If you're a fan of male R&B crooners of the late nineties and early aughts, then you must be loving what has transpired in the past few days. We've seen new music from Jaheim, Ginuwine, and now we get a new joint from none other than Avant. It's been two years since his last offering, 2013's Face the Music, and he's readying his latest album, The VIII, for a September release. But first, he teases the new album with lead single "Special."
The sweet mid-tempo number is a tribute to the lady in his life, letting her know that she means the world to him. But all this lovey-doveyness isn't coming up for a particular reason. Rather, he just wants her to know that she's special to him each and every day. While the musical valentine's lyrics deliver in the romance department, the production here is also quite nice. Backed by programmed drums, guitar and a hint of synths, it creates a sentimental backdrop that fits the love that Avant expresses here perfectly.
The VIII hasn't been given an exact September date just yet, but while we wait on that, you can stream "Special" to your heart's content right here. And if it's indeed something special to you, you can grab the single on iTunes right now.