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TANK. Debuts new single' If You Were Mine' from his new EP " IF YOU WERE MINE ' Tank came out on the other side with that "story"—his sixth full-length solo album, Stronger [Atlantic Records]. In between releasing Three Kings and touring, he spent the better part of 2013 building his latest body of work. Whether he was on a plane, in hotel rooms, or at home in Los Angeles, he completely submersed himself in the creative process. Tank also found an inspiring collaborator in the iconic Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis [The Fugees, Shakira, Miguel]. While in Jerry's NYC studio one night, the pair simply clicked. "He's everything I thought he would be," Tank goes on. "He's a musician's producer. He can take these musical elements and make them absolutely fly. We wanted to make something that felt retro and part of the future all at the same time. I needed that inspiration from him." The lead single "You're My Star," which was produced by Tank himself, shines a bright light on that kind of affection. After a dreamy intro, an upbeat swing gives way to handclaps and horns as Tank delivers one of his most infectious hooks to date. Originally inspired by the bass line from Michael Jackson's "This Place Hotel", it's a swaggering anthem punctuated by powerful falsetto and live instrumentation. "I needed to say it the way a woman loves to hear it and how she probably hasn't heard it in a long time," he smiles. "This is dedicated to my star. Nobody talks like that anymore. Nobody's poetic. Nobody's romantic. I've got to reintroduce that style." Also on the album, "Dance With Me" immediately incites movement with its soulful singing and up-tempo bounce. Tank continues, "It's about having fun again. You're
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