It’s been 15 years since 2017 ESSENCE Festival performer Tweet released her debut album, Southern Hummingbird, and she’s celebrating by putting a slight twist on one of the album’s most popular tracks.
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A staple in the music collections of R&B music lovers everywhere, the 2002 classic, Southern Hummingbird,introduced the world to Tweet’s soothing vocals and uniquely penned stories of love, life and heartbreak. Among the collection of soulful gems is a song titled “Smoking Cigarettes,” which hears Tweet sing of taking up the common bad habit in order to cope with the emotional effects of a love lost.
The songstress took to her Instagram page with a rendition of the single, which remains a fan-favorite of hers to this day, on Sunday, in honor of the album’s 15th anniversary.
Be sure to grab your tickets to see Tweet light up the stage, alongside more of the biggest names in music, at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans this July.