/  06.12.2020

Currently gearing up to release her full-length LP — The Album — Teyana Taylor has been dropping off a handful of singles and music videos, helmed by her production company, The Aunties. The latest offering is a song and video featuring her husband — NBA player Iman Shumpert — called “Wake Up Love.” Besides dreamy production and stunning vocals, Taylor shows something else off in the clip — her baby bump.

The visual finds the couple in a bed soaring above the clouds. Toward the end of the clip, Taylor and Shumpert’s daughter Iman “Junie” Shumpert Jr. joins them in bed, where both Junie and her dad rub and kiss Taylor’s pregnant belly. The new baby will mark Taylor and Shumpert’s second child together, after having Junie back in 2015.

According to a press release, The Album will include Taylor’s previous singles “Made It,” “Bare Wit Me,” the Kanye West-produced “We Got Love” and “How You Want It? (HYWI?)” featuring King Combs.

The record will serve as a follow-up effort to 2018’s K.T.S.E., which stands for Keep That Same Energy. Last month, Taylor shared The Album’s cover art and revealed that it would drop in June.

“We’ve been working on the album,” she said during an Instagram Live Q&A. “The album is done—that’s why I look crazy right now. Before I got on with y’all, we literally just did the listening of the album. Y’all gonna be so happy.”

“This album is definitely more of a vibe. I don’t really do fast songs like that,” she continued. “There are some head-boppers. It’s not super-fast. You can dance and you can cry and you can ride.”

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Taylor also said she would focus on “fixing what didn’t work” in K.T.S.E. and provide a “better rollout, more records, longer records… just giving everybody more” for The Album.

See Taylor’s “Wake Up Love” video below.


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