Monday, December 16, 2019

Exclusive: Tamika Scott of Xscape Breaks Down Solo Debut EP "Family Affair" Track-By-Track

TAMIKA SCOTT of the multi-platinum R&B female group Xscape returns with her solo debut EP Family Affair via Brolic Entertainment across all digital music streaming services. I caught up with the songstress who shares a break-down of the tracks from the project.
TERRANCE: "No" (Interlude)

TAMIKA SCOTT: Back in the day when you heard a real R&B album, it always started off with an Interlude. An Interlude made you think, sometimes it made you feel good, sometimes it made you wanna cry, sometimes it was just an emotional track, so that's what I wanted to do with this EP to start off. I wanted to grasp the attention of the audience when they hear it and try to make their minds wander, what was I singing about or who I was singing about.

TERRANCE: "Go Outside In the Rain"

TAMIKA SCOTT: That's a Milira remake from 1991. It's funny because my group Xscape, we would sing that at auditions when we were 15 and 16 years old. That's also one of my husband's favorite songs, so I recorded the song because he loved it so much.

TERRANCE: "All of Me" ft. Q. Parker of 112

TAMIKA SCOTT: That's a song about meeting someone and you're falling for this person but you're afraid you're falling for this person because of your prior experience of your relationship. He's saying, I'm gonna treat you right and she's saying I wanna give you all of me, just don't hurt me like that again and he's saying, I won't. That's him saying, I got you and I wanna show you how to be loved type of song.

TERRANCE: "Almost Over"

TAMIKA SCOTT: That's one of my favorites on the EP. It's been received well from both the secular and gospel worlds. It's an inspirational song that teaches you how to dance through your storm. It's encouraging no matter what you're going through know that trouble don't last always, so just dance your way out of whatever situation you're in because at the end of that storm is a rainbow.

TERRANCE: "Reflection" ft. Young Niyah & O'Shun

TAMIKA SCOTT: That's my baby. It's a song about when I see my daughters I see myself. I'm here for you and I will fight for you. When you hurt, I hurt. When you cry, I cry. You are my reflection.

TERRANCE: "What Was I Thinking"

TAMIKA SCOTT: That's the breakup song. Giving yourself and your all to somebody only to find out you've given your best to the worst person that could've had it. Like, what was I thinking? Why did I even allow myself to take this for so long? Why did I even meet this person and why did I even say yes? What was I thinking? Everybody's been in a relationship with someone who has taken them for granted and you don't realize it until you've been burnt.

See our extended exclusive interview HERE!

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