Jeremih Surprise Releases "Late Nights: The Album"
The past couple of years have certainly been "interesting" for R&B star Jeremih. Despite a couple of incredibly successful singles in the summer of 2014 ("Don't Tell Em" with YG and Natalie La Rose's "Somebody", the latter of which he the featured artist on both peaking in top 10 positions on the Billboard Hot 100), the Chicago crooner also seemed to go through a few personal demons. Last December, Jeremih was arrested after illegally finding his way onto his flight despite the final boarding call already having been made. Earlier in 2014, a warrant for the singer's arrest was issued after he and his entourage caused a ruckus at a hamburger restaurant in Montana. In an interview with Billboard, Jeremih talked briefly about not filming a video for his hit single, "Don't Tell Em", stating the following:
"I had a video scheduled. I just didn't show up to it because of..." he trails off, declining to elaborate. "I'm not going to point my finger at somebody else at this point."
In the same interview, he stated he believed there was a distinct "there's a disconnect with my fans.", and pointed fingers at his label Def Jam for not being supportive on the promotional, legal, critical and personal aspects surrounding the artist and his long awaited third LP, Late Nights: The Album.
Tonight, after multiple conflicts and delays, Late Nights was finally released without any notice, a move the label dubbed as a "late night surprise" in a recent tweet:
Currently available on iTunes and streaming services, Late Nights: The Album is a meticulously formulated body of work, combining together the best of both Jeremih's sexual and party appeal for a true after-hours delight. While perhaps not as durable as earlier 2015 R&B efforts like Ty Dolla $ign's Free TC or Bryson Tiller's Trap Soul, Late Nights still stands as Jeremih's strongest full-length body of work in his career thus far.
Was this a sleazy move on Def Jam's part or a brilliant marketing strategy? Is Late Nights: The Album Jeremih's best album to date? Click here to buy the project and find out for yourself.