It’s been since 2010 since Omarion released his last album. But he’s got a fresh new deal with Rick Ross’s Maybach Music Group. He most recently released the single, “Paradise,” and now he’s sitting down with VIBE Vixen to talk about his upcoming fourth solo album, Love & Other Drugs.
They sat down and asked about what transitioning from a group to his earlier solo project was like and how fans will respond to the new material:
My fans that have stuck with me since that time up until now have experienced life the way that I have experienced life. Either you get better or worse with it, but whatever it is, it’s progressiveness. We’ve experienced love and love lost. The difference for me would be my approach [to music] and being able to speak… with them since we’ve kind of grew up together, just in a more mature fashion.
Omarion also mentioned the fact that he’s interested in bringing back traditional R&B music, like he did on his mixtape, Care Package, and shared that he will be collaborating with long-time friend Jhene Aiko, who has recently inked a deal with Def Jam, and will be releasing her debut album, Souled Out, some time this year.
It’ll be great music. I don’t want to say it’ll be an extension of Care Package because it was great, but I’m always pushing to try new things and do it bigger and better. I will say that sonically, it will be a part two, a continuation.
The reason why I do collaborations is not just because I’m a fan of certain people’s music but because I feel like there’s a connection with my music and their music. With Jhene being a part of my family and us doing this as long as we’ve done it, it’s only right. There are moments where we’ve sat in the house and I play the piano and we’ll harmonize songs. People never seen that.