Last year, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Bronx native Tiffany Evans in Atlanta, GA where she resides now, and we caught up with the beautiful songstress once again to discuss some of her current plans. During our encounter, she talks about her mentor, T-Pain, whom tapped her to be featured on his new single, “Textin My Ex” off his new album, Oblivion and what the song meant to her and how he allowed her to do her thing on the record. Speaking of her mentor, she even shared with us that he will be executive producing her next full length project, set for a 2018 release.
The 25-year-old also went on to express how she’s going to be doing things a bit differently musically, and she has been exercising her lower register vocally on the new music, and we will hear that real soon. We discussed the success of her breakout hit, “Promise Ring” with Ciara and her 2016 underground hit, “On Sight” with Fetty Wap. Tiff even revealed that she can cook and what she likes to make during the holiday season, her favorite – macaroni and cheese. The young diva also touched on taking her time as an artist and only making the kind of music that speaks near and dear to her. Here is where the singer/songwriter touches on something deep.
“Your life is not your own. So whatever you go through, you’re going through for someone else. Because some people do not have a voice, some people don’t have a platform, and some people don’t have a way of expressing themselves to [anyone or anything].”
Ms. Evans reclaims her time is coming in the new year, and professes that redemption is the result in her journey as an artist over the years. Through her trials and tribulations in the music business, she’s ready for a comeback that will place her in the forefront of those who have been rooting for her over the years. She wants to be a vessel for those who have experienced the things she has, and we’re excited to see her at the top once again. Her most recent body of work All Me was released in 2015 and featured standout cuts like “Talk a Good Game” and “TMI.”
–With excitement brewing, I waited patiently for Tiffany Evans to arrive on set for what I could already sense would be nothing but another evening of laughter and love, while discussing the future of the musical goddess. It was just a year ago when I met Tiffany during my very first interview back in September of 2016, where she let down her green tresses as we discussed marriage, music and motherhood. While going over my notes, the smell of fresh lit candles and the background sounds of her latest EP, All me sent me into a comfort zone that was sure to make this interview nothing short of amazing. Before I knew it, I saw her tip toeing down the stairs in the most flashiest pair of high heel boots I’ve ever seen. Her smile warmed the room as we embraced for a few moments before we sat down to jump right into the conversation. Immediately, I began to congratulate her most recent accomplishments, especially her newest feature with the King of Autotune, T-Pain (short for Tallahassee Pain) and I also inquired on how this all came to be.
Tiffany: T-Pain, you know the name speaks for itself. He is a genius. He is absolutely amazing. I had no idea that he was going to have me on the project, I just know that one day we were out partying and he said over the mic, ‘hey Tiffany, let me executive produce your next project.’
—Evans admits she assumed T-Pain had a few drinks and was just teasing her, however before she knew it, they were in the studio working towards the hit single “Textin My Ex” featured onhis new album, Oblivion, which since its release has gained well over 1 Million plays on Spotify and iTunes individually.
Tiffany: I was very nervous. Even though I’ve been knowing him as a friend, to work with him and be in the studio [creating] ideas for my part in the song, you want him to be like, ‘oh yeah that’s dope.’ I just didn’t know what to expect. I thank him for giving me a chance. He is one of the first major artist to give me a chance, so he let me write my part in the song and he said, ‘that’s exactly what I was looking for.’
—Much time has passed since since the singer released her All Me EP back in 2015 featuring her “On Sight” collaboration with Fetty Wap. Here is more on why Evans continues to march to the beat of her own drum… —
Tiffany: Timing is everything. When you put it together right, it will be received right. [making sure I take my time] is the most important thing to me. I purposely took time off, just to make sure everything is the way it is supposed to be. A lot of people think I take off so much time, but I do that for a reason.
—The R&B songstress has grown tremendously since The 2007 fan favorite “Promise Ring” hit the charts, which most recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Here is more from the artist on her hit single and its impact on her career, vocal growth and much more.—
B. Y.Lii: None of us can let go of “Promise Ring,” I don’t care how many years go by, they will not…
Tiffany: It’s honestly a mini classic and people remind me of that. When the song came out, I didn’t realize how much of an impact it made. For people to hit me up and say, ‘girl this is a classic,’ I’m 25 now, so I’m just like oh my God like, why y’all got to make me feel old (laughs)
B. Y.Lii: And that’s a good thing because you were so young then, but you’ve grown so much vocally…
Tiffany: Vocal improvement, vocal growth, and hearing my ability over the years is very important to me because if you don’t grow and people feel like you’ve grown, then you’re going to have to go back to the drawing board. So with this [new] project, I am pushing myself to experiment more with my lower register, which you guys will hear very soon.
B. Y.Lii: Okay, so let’s sum it up in about two or three words, everything that is coming for you in 2018 with your new project.
Tiffany: You know I would just say personally, nobody knows what I’ve been through or what I am going through, or any of that. So personally for me, [redemption.]
B. Y.Lii: Wow!
Tiffany: Redemption, and that’s been very big for me in this whole year. Redemption, and the outcome of it.
B. Y.Lii: I wish I could squeeze a title out of you right now, but I know that’s not going to happen.
—We both fell into laughter as she shook her finger towards the camera. With Tiffany in front of the lens and her camp right behind, no matter how hard I tried, there would be no leaking of any information relating to her project slated for a 2018 release. Although, she has spoken candidly on all things related to her next studio album, recently Evans took to her Instagram, releasing a photo of the roman numerated date December 1, 2017. Even with no words in the caption, sources say this is obvious hint of when she will drop her Christmas record entitled, “All I Want” just a little something to get us into the holiday spirit and just enough to hold us over until next year.
One question still remains, is T-Pain indeed the executive producer of this new wave for Evans? If so, this project will most definitely appease our musical palates and become a force to be reckoned with, as she travels down her own road to redemption.—