Lyfe Jennings has returned to the music scene with a new album Tree Of Life. This one is more upbeat than the last when Jennings still harbored some feelings about his ex that came out in his music.
“I got over that situation,” Jennings says. “You know you get older you get your legal situations behind you and you start to feel good about yourself. I’m rocking right now.”
Ohio native Jennings has a history, as most of his fans know, of trouble with the law. His first release came out after he’d spent 10 years in jail. He went back to jail for three years following and altercation with his children’s mother. But now, he’s back with his personal, passionate brand of R&B music.
One of his songs, the first single, “Pretty Is” is about a stripper he wants everyone to know that she was already retired from dancing when they met.
“Everyone doesn’t want a man with kids and legal situations and she accepted me,” Jennings says.
Other tracks include “Always” which has an old-school feel.
“That old classic 60’s stuff – that’s when love was love. I don’t even think chick was allowed to wear anything tight back then. You would catch a case or a yeast infection or something,” Jennings says.
Another song “People” was one that Jennings said was inspired by the likeness of Marvin Gaye who came to him in a dream.