Tamar is doing heavy promotion to promote her new album ‘Calling All Lovers’.
The 38-year-old returns with third studio LP Calling All Lovers, due Sept. 11 on Epic/Streamline.
Calling All Lovers was recorded at the home you share with your husband and manager, Vince Herbert. Why not go to a real studio?
I don’t like studios — I love recording at home. I did most of the recordings in one of the bedrooms, sitting on the edge of the bed, pouring out my heart with a mic.
The album is about your past relationships. Did any songs make you cry?
A song called “Circles” about being in a relationship that’s a never-ending story. You make up, you break up, you catch them in a lie, you take them back, you don’t know how you got back in the situation again. I had been through it 100,000 times before I met Vince. After I finished recording, I wept, not just cried — wept, honey! Men are terrible until you find one that’s great and he annoys you for different reasons.
at the BET Awards became a widespread meme. Did that annoy you?
It doesn’t bother me at all — I’ve been a meme for the past five years. My friends and I text each other memes of myself, like, “Girl, sit down,” or “Oh, please.” That wasn’t offensive to me at all — even I posted it.