A new track from Ne-Yo called "Used to You" has surfaced on-line, allegedly the one which will be included in his upcoming album "Year of the Gentleman". It is a mid-tempo track that includes '80s electone in the background, a genre that fits his description of how he wants the album to be presented.
Ne-Yo said previously that he was inspired by Rat Packers such as Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. when he developed the album. "Years ago, if you weren't wearing the right suit or have a correct crease in your pants, you couldn't even get in the door -let alone on stage to perform," he explained. "For me, the sharpness of Sammy and Sinatra is the kind of style I strive for in clothes and music. 'Year of the Gentleman' is named in honor of those guys."
"Year of the Gentleman" will be released on June 24 via Def Jam. The first single is confirmed to be "Closer" that was also leaked prior to this and will be officially launched later this month when he hits the road for 2 months in North American, opening for Alicia Keys. The jaunt will begin April 19 at Hampton Colosseum, and wrap up June 18 at New York's Madison Square Garden .
Another track is called "Finish Your Food" that he did in collaboration with Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump. "I'd like the version with me and (Stump) to go on this album," he said. "But I'll be honest with you, it's been a little bit of a fight with the label. They're like, 'Is the world ready for Ne-Yo and Patrick Stump?' His fanbase is this, and my fanbase is that. We're trying to figure out if the world is ready for those two (genres) to come together. I personally think that it's a great idea, but it's one of the few things that me and Def Jam tussle over."
Ne-Yo, "Used to You":