R&B veteran Tank casually catalogs a sweaty night in his new single “Dirty.” This is a skeletal track, barely there at times: A few piano chords, a smattering of drums. The sparse instrumental puts all the focus on Tank’s erotic lyrics. But as the action heats up, the singer’s tone stays cool — except for one jump into falsetto, he could be reading aloud from his grocery list.
With “Dirty,” Tank hopes to reach the same fans who helped “When We” achieve over a million copies sold. The singer co-wrote both tracks with J. Valentine. Both tracks were produced by Cardiak, better known for his hip-hop credits (Drake, J. Cole, Dr. Dre). And both tracks never leave the bedroom.