The talented Teyana Taylor will be holding her last farewell tour named the "Last Rose Petal 2". It will kick off in sunny Los Angeles on August 3rd. Other cities headlining include Orlando, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. As we get closer to the end, let's look back on some of her extraordinary albums.
Teyana's last studio album, "The Album," has a hidden message with just the title itself. The letter A section has all her love tracks. She started the first track, "Intro," with her husband, Iman Shumpert, speaking following her 911 call when their daughter was born. L section represents her sexuality as the B, U, and M talk about her self-worth, vulnerability, and triumph. The Album has many sounds, pulling information from the African diaspora. Teyana describes how difficult it was to record the Album—emphasizing that each song spoke to her emotionally.
Released on Juneteenth(June 19th), we can see some inspiration on the tracks. The cover art is a tribute to Jamaican singer and model Grace Jones. Teyana expresses that she wants her listeners to go through every emotion with her, from laughing, crying, and celebrating each other. The overall powerful message is to celebrate each other and our culture. She is encouraging us not to lose focus on the goal of ending systemic racism.
Teyana's second studio album K.T.S.E, produced by Kanye West, highlights Teyana's vocal capabilities. The acronym stands for Keep That Same Energy. She has been stepping back from music to follow her aspirations of being a director, marriage, and having kids since her last Album, VII, in 2014.
Teyana's tour will be a rollercoaster of emotions for her and her listeners. Teyana's audience will miss her vocal ability and everything she stood for in R&B. Although music will be off the table, Teyana has chosen to redirect her creativity to acting, dancing, and modeling.