After the release of his single “Love Me Back,” Kenny Lattimore dropped a full album of classics and this time, it’s all about making music from the heart. With almost 30 years in the music industry, the Washington DC native has produced another classic album―—Anatomy of a Love Song—―giving us that real R&B sound that we’ve been anticipating. A combination of guitar riffs, some heavy bass and the melodic soulful sounds of a pure tenor tone were the perfect match for this stories of love through song.
It’s not difficult to name Kenny one of the most underrated influential male singers of our time. Since the release of his debut self-titled solo album in 1996, Kenny has given us hits that have resonated with rhythm & blues for nearly a decade. Anatomy of a Love Song is definitely another #PYNKGirlApproved classic for the ages.
At 45-years-old and still trying to hold his stature in the music industry, Lattimore often questioned himself and pondered what was still in the art for him. Although he hasn’t had an album since 2008, he found it hard to just hang up a career that was so much to him—two years later he got back into the studio and began his journey towards making a masterpiece.
PYNK Magazine hang out with the “Love Me Back” singer to discuss how he learned to to authentically be him for a change, advice on heartbreak—from a male perspective, possible tour dates and more. Confident and accomplished, Kenny emphasized that the 5-years of diligence put into making his new album was completely worth the wait; and “if a major label wasn’t going to support [him]and invest in it, [he]was going to do it [himself].”
Continue reading the full interview on the following pages.
Photo Credit: Margot Harris
Watch the “Love Me Back” video