Track Review: Trey Songz, ‘Song Goes Off’
Trey Songz continues to be a model of consistency with his third single from ‘Tremaine the Album,’ “Song Goes Off.”
Trey Songz isn’t playing around with the rollout for his seventh album, Tremaine the Album. He drops the third single from Tremaine, “Song Goes Off.” “Song Goes Off” caps off a fast start to the latest LP, following the dedicated “Nobody Else but You” and the continual trap of being a “Playboy” despite wanting to change. On “Song Goes Off,” Trey want to rekindle his love with an old flame, “before the song goes off.”
First things first, the production work is slick, but appeals to both adult contemporary R&B and urban contemporary bases. The sound isn’t game changing, but plays to Songz’s knack for love and of course sex. Rhythmic hip-hop drums, gentle piano, and harmonized vocal moments make for a lovely soundscape.
Vocally, Trey Songz remains a contender – he’s “in it to win it.” While his subject matter remains narrow over the course of seven albums, he’s perfectly suited to his messaging artistically. “Song Goes Off” confirms this. He’s definitely eager to rekindle on the verses, evidenced by verse one:
“Girl, they won’t know if we take off / All your friends in the bathroom drunk / I just can’t let you walk off / Still got some pieces to my heart.”
The same can be said of the second verse, where he bluntly asks, “Who’s making love to you?” He doesn’t really care, as he has his own motives, all of which are sexual. Naturally, Trey brings it all together on a most memorable chorus:
“So good to see you here / We both know it’s been too long / Show me just how you feel / Before the song goes off / Back like we used to / This time I won’t lose you / I still adore you / You always loyal / I’m gon’ show you just how I feel / Before the song goes off.”
Ultimately, “Song Goes Off” gives Trey Songz another great single ahead of Tremaine the Album. It’s not transcendent, but overall enjoyable and characteristic of urban contemporary music in 2017.
Trey Songz • Tremaine the Album • Atlantic • Release: 3.24.17
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