Vocalist Kenny Lattimore recently released his ninth studio album, Vulnerable! The Grammy-nominated, power ballad connoisseur has been in the game for over 20 years. There is no secret about what he brings to the table when it comes to love, honesty, and authenticity through music. Vulnerable is a project that speaks to the hearts of women and the minds of men. Lattimore shared exclusive details about working on the new album, relationships, and his thoughts on today’s R&B.
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What word come to mind when hearing vulnerable? Weak, impotent, powerless? Yes, and sometimes that’s okay. Kenny believes
“in relationships we have to be transparent. Being vulnerable is a sign of strength; allowing yourself to be in a weaker position, to take a commitment to yourself which sparks a lasting relationship and friendship.”
He reminds us that vulnerability is not a weakness, but a great form of courage.
Ambiguous track listings like “Deserve,” “Perfection,” and “Push,” tempts fans to explore the lyrics for meaning. Which made me wonder if these are Lattimore’s personal accounts. When asked about the song titles, he expressed that, “a lot of the hooks, Dra-kkar Wesley wrote. I think it was his idea and that felt good to him when we went through each song.” Thanks to him and his team, this album will lead you on a journey throughout life.
Of course, relationships are the main subject on the album. And speaking of relationships, I bet you readers would like to know if the handsome Kenny Lattimore is ready for love again. The answer is, yes and he’s hopeful. One word to describe what he desires from his partner is “wholeness.” That’s no cliché. If you attend his live shows, you will get of glimpse of how he feels about life, love, and purpose.
“I use the stage to talk about it. Try to be as transparent as possible. Tell people how to look at purpose in life and to go through change.” Moreover, Lattimore states, “I learned everything about myself. You learn about how you operate. What core values you have.”
His album is not what you would typically hear on today’s radio. The vibe of classic R&B and 80’s-inspired soul have been replaced with “trap-soul” over hip-hop beats. Vulnerable is what the industry needs. But, is R&B still relevant in 2017? In his humble opinion, Kenny says, “the sound is very different; almost to a point, we throw anybody into an R&B category….I think the songs and artist that should, don’t get a shot. We want to compare R&B sales to genres that get promoted differently. We want to complain that R&B is not selling as well, or not as fast, when it’s not being promoted to adults.” As I listened to his perspective, I could understand. I’m hopeful that this project will make a change!
If you are looking for a song to get hook on, “Push” is it! “Push has a melody, almost a country feel, bending of the notes…I wanted to live outside the box.” I can agree, his fans will find familiar comfort is his genuine approach to heart-tugging lyrics, while new listeners will likely cherish Lattimore’s undeniable knack for painting pictures with his voice. If you can’t get enough, make sure you accompany Lattimore at one of his six upcoming live shows. You can also catch him in the 2017 musical Revival, directed by Danny Green, alongside castmates Chaka Khan, Michelle Williams, and Victoria Rowell to name a few.
To find out what city you can see Lattimore in next, visit kennylattimore.com. You can always keep up with him socially on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Click here to download his new album Vulnerable. Enter to win a FREE ALBUM by commenting below!