Sean Kingston is taking fans down memory lane with his new music. The singer is ready for his comeback with the relasee of his new single “Ocean Drive,” featuring fellow hit-maker Chris Brown. The track is a vibrant and bouncy track reminiscent of his signature island pop flair that we all fell in love with when he made his debut in 2007. “No, I’m not what you’re used to,” the multi-Platinum artist sings. “But I’m someone you gon’ like.” The new album will be his first since his 2013 album, Back 2 Life.
It’s been nine years since Kingston has dropped a full length album but there’s no better time than the present. The Jamaican-bred popstar behind some of the most instantly recognizable hit songs of the 2000s, like “Beautiful Girls,” which topped the the Billboard Hot 100 (when the singer was just 16 years old) was just the beginning to a flourishing career. The impressive feat puts him with a class of fellow iconic artists who have burst out of the gate and charted at No. 1 with their debut single. Music legends like Whitney Houston, Britney Spears and Beyoncé. Sean Kingston is on that list. Yet, despite the turbulence of his last decade, it somehow feels like this new era might just be his best yet.
The “Fire Burning” singer took time out from his headlining Road to Deliverance Tour to fill us in on not only where he’s been, but more importantly where he’s going.
After finishing his set to a sold out crowd at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT, we hopped onto the popstar’s sprinter bus for our interview. And when Sean Kingston says “Let’s film this on the bus,” you get on that bus. We chatted with the singer about his break from music, his new album and also got an update on Justin Bieber’s return to touring after his battle with Lyme Disease.
Watch our full interview wit Sean Kingston HERE.