Crooner Avant has been behind several R&B hits from ballads like “When It Hurts,” duets with Keke Wyatt like “Separated” and “My First Love” and sexy anthems like “Makin’ Good Love” and “Break Your Back.”  This month, he releases his seventh studio CD, “Face the Music” on indie Mo-B Entertainment, distributed through Capitol. His first single “You and I” reunites him with his favorite duet partner, Wyatt, now one of the stars of “R&B Divas” on TV One.

“With her it’s seamless,” Avant told“It’s a whole different spirit when she’s in the studio. We have a chemistry and bond that can’t be broken. I’ve worked with a lot of different female artists and she’s the easiest to work with. When we did “My First Love” she was only 16, and never heard the original song, but she sang it like a champ. From that point on I knew there was something special about her. I’ll put her up against any female in the game, and I mean that.”

Though R&B has been diminished in its influence since Avant began his career and many “old-school” R&B acts have been cast aside for newcomers like Miguel, Frank Ocean and The Weeknd, Avant stays in his lane for “Face the Music.”

“It’s a taste of new school and old school,” explains Avant. “You might hear a piece of, say, Stevie Wonder or Babyface, then I spin right back around and offer up some new age R&B.  It’s a well-rounded album with something for everyone. At the end of the day, “Face the Music” is about who we are and what we live by; it’s about respecting that as well as the music.”

Face the Music Track Listing:
1.     “Toast To Love”
2.     “80 In A 30”
3.     “You & I”
4.     “More”
5.     “Excited”
6.     “Don’t Know How”
7.     “Nobody’s Business”
8.     “Best Friend”
9.     “Like You”
10.   “When It’s Over”
11.   “No””
12.   “Gratitude”

Click here to buy Avant’s new album on iTunes.

Upcoming shows include:
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Albany, NY
Albany Convention Center

Friday, March 29, 2013
Phoenix, AZ
Celebrity Theatre

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5 thoughts on “In Studio Jam: Avant Faces the Music

  1. jesmeen on said:

    uptil I saw the bank draft 4 $9574, I be certain …that…my father in law was trully taking home money part-time on their apple laptop.. there friend brother had bean doing this 4 only about 10 months and as of now repaid the morgage on their appartment and bought Mitsubishi Evo. I went here,

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  3. Redbone1954 on said:

    Thank you for staying true to R&B and thank you for making music that you can actually listen to AND UNDERSTAND THE WORDS Thank You Thank You Thank You! Avant. you Charlie Wilson and others should be recognized for your efforts however these days all the music industry want to do is make stupid music that makes no sense and then reward no talent artist and then give them grammy’s…….. go figure!!!

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