If you didn’t know, Tweet is one of my faves! The singer, songwriter and guitarist has a great catalogue but 2002’s “Southern Hummingbird” album hits different! Executive produced by Tweet, Craig Brockman, Missy Elliott, Timbaland etc, it stood out amongst some of my favourite albums by Ashanti, Brandy, Musiq Soulchild etc. that year.
Aside from huge singles “Oops (Oh My)”, “Call Me” and “Boogie 2nite” the album also contains my favourite Tweet song of all time - “Smoking Cigarettes”. I obviously love “Best Friends” feat during Bilal too but “Smoking Cigarettes” is IT. Tweet has always been able to project her emotions in songs that allow you to connect with what she was feeling, which is something not every artist can do. She goes through a variety of emotions whilst battling to stay sane with men that probably shouldn’t have had the opportunity in the first place. There’s a lot to take away from the album so definitely get acquainted BUT don’t stop there! Check out the rest of Tweet’s discography and welcome some soulful and captivating music into your music library.