Trey Songz: ‘Intermission’ Track-by-Track Mixtape Review

Hello ladies, Trey Songz is not letting you take a break, as he is back with a mixtape that holds exclusively fresh songs. This mixtape is titled Intermission. Intermission is defined as “The act of suspending activity temporarily.” Let your imagination run wild as you think about what he is putting on hold so he can deal with you first. This gentleman is not resting, his most recent album Trigga was highly successful and we are still heavily enjoying the songs off it. As if that was not enough, he also recently released “Slow Motion,” an exceedingly magnificent song  accompanied with an even more magnificent video. Now he is here again for you with Intermission.

Trey Songz knows how to deal with his biggest group of fan—the ladies of course

This mixtape demonstrates that quite distinctly. It may be oblivious, but the fellows are the biggest beneficiaries of Trey’s music. If you do not know what I mean, the next time she comes around, let Trey’s music be the only sound coming through your speakers–you’ll thank me later.

this mixtape demonstrates that quite distinctly. It may be oblivious, but the fellows are the biggest beneficiaries of Trey’s music. If you do not know what I mean, the next time she comes around, let Trey’s music be the only sound coming through your speakers–you’ll thank me later.

Intermission is every bit the hype it is getting on social media all over the world. To start it off, Trey Songz brings back his charismatic introductions. The intro on this mixtape will have you wishing you were one of the people in the audience at that concert. It is builds the right amount of excitement for the rest of the 5 songs on the mixtape.

These 5 songs are baby-makers from the man that knows how to make the divine act sound a lot more interesting. The vividness in the lyrics on this mixtape is as good as Trey Songz always delivers: he describes a scene and you can draw an accurate mental picture. I must commend the consistence he has displayed on all his projects with such vividness; it is undisputed and Trey Songz only gets better.

“Don’t Play” is the second song (counting the intro as the first song), and Trey Songz is asking her if she’s in or out. He is ready to make love and he would like to know her stand. The honesty on this song reminds me of “Smartphones,” where he does not pretend and straight up tells us that he is going to run to her and lie right to her face. The same level of dangerous honesty is displayed here, he tells her not to play and make it clear whether she’s in or not, because he has a lot of girls that would love to take her place; only Trey Songz can do that and get away with it.

The third song is titled “Boss,” where he is giving her what she wants. She has always wanted to be with a boss, and Trey Songz is treating her to the boss life, his life. It doesn’t matter what it costs, what she wants he’s got it, what she needs, he’s got it. He is prepared to do her right and if she stays the night, she will surely “get it” right. What could be better than that? The boss life, perfective baby-making and the man behind all this is Trey Songz. I can tell you what ladies, nothing; nothing could be better for you.

“Good Girls vs. Bad Girls” is reality check that comes in as track number four. “Bad girls ain’t never been good for me / good girls ain’t never been enough for me / Bad girls ain’t never been good to me / good girls ain’t never been enough for me,” is what Trey Songz is complaining about on this song. The reality in this is all too real. Good girls for some yet to be known reason are never really enough, they leave one wanting more unless, she is “the one.” Bad girls, on the other hand, are fun to be with but they are not good for you. They come with cheating and heartache and treating you like she’s doing you a favor. Trey tells his tale on “Good Girls vs. Bad Girls.”

When dealing with women, there are things that you are never really ready to talk about and you are not the only one, even Trey Songz deals with this. “Talk about it” the second last song on the mixtape is about that. “My mind is so heavy and time doesn’t let me think about sh*t / so much stress in my life that am holding it inside / then i think about this /she saying we ain’t got to talk about it, if I don’t want to talk about it / but if I want to talk about it, she’s all ears,” he sings.

“Listen, you got to stop blaming yourself…” is the intro to the last song titled “Change.” You just might have lived long enough to hear “Mr. Steal your Girl” confess to wanting to change his ways, but with all the games aside, he is willing to change for her. She doesn’t have to change, he does. He takes the blame because he knows it’s his and she has got to stop blaming herself. She has been there from the start and now he is ready to change for her; she deserves it. She has held on long enough and has been broken hearted, yet she still forgives him. Well, now “Mr. Steal your Girl” is willing to change for her and this isn’t a hoax, “it’s true,” which is something you’ll hear him claim in the song.

What can I say? Intermission is another Trey Songz master creation. If the songs must be few, let them be exceptionally delivered. Trey Songz’ music has surmounted almost all of the other R&B music out there about the same things he sings about. This can only be done by an artist that has reinvented his talent and used it to the best of his abilities. Will this mixtape leave you wanting more? Of course, it will. But you’ll be too engaged in these awesome songs, that feeling may not cross your mind more than twice. Trey Songz is on a continuous exhibition of growth and perfection, which has given us outstanding music over the years.

Intermission shows off all the things that makes Trey Songz the undisputed R&B artist when it comes to vividly appealing to his audiences with what he delivers. It is spectacular, his vocals are flawless and he is once again unstoppable. The competition in the industry is aggressively creative and in this war, only the brave shall survive: Trey Songz employed heavy artillery with this mixtape with an additional five weapons in his arsenal as he takes over the industry.