New Music: ‘Pick Me Up’ by Tamar Braxton
We have some good and bad news for all you Tamartians out there. First, the good news is that your girl’s upcoming Bluebird of Happiness album is available for pre-order via iTunes beginning today. Fans who cop the album before its official September 29th release date will be able to download the single Pick Me Up in full, as well as listen to snippets of several unreleased tracks.
Now for the bad news. Tamar says she’s retiring from music and that Bluebird of Happiness will be her final album. The Love and War singer made the announcement via her Instagram page, where I’ve noticed she tends to get very personal with fans about her life. Tamar didn’t explain her reason for wanting to retire her mic, but it should be noted that she made a very similar declaration back in 2014.
For those of you who don’t follow Tamar on social media, let me be the first to tell you that she is a drama queen and bonafide attention whore. I adore Tamar, I truly do. But she is notorious for sweeping displays of emotion online. She truly loves attention and was guaranteed to get exactly that by declaring her musical retirement just days before releasing her album.
I suspect Tamar may be trying to juice her sales, which have taken a slight hit over the years, as has R&B music in general. But something tells me that if the new album performs as well as Love and War did, Miss Tay Tay will be putting that retirement on hold indefinitely.