R&B singer Trevor Jackson captured the complexities of love and the ups and down of relationships on his vulnerable debut album, The Love Language. 

The 24-year-old believes it showcases his growth since his 2019 project, Rough Drafts Pt. 2.

“I definitely feel like I really opened up,” Jackson tells Rated R&B over a Zoom chat. “It was a little more vulnerable in terms of the subject matter.”

The grown-ish star says he chose to showcase the good and bad angles of love because “nothing is perfect.”

“True love is the acceptance of your own flaws, the acceptance of your partner’s flaws, and the willingness to work through those flaws,” Jackson continues. “Love is very complex. There are days you wake up and you can’t stand the fact that they’re just waking up next to you. Then you’re like, ‘This is why I love them.’ That’s human nature. That’s why I wanted to talk about it.”

Jackson says his debut album was also influenced by social media fans, who want a “bunch of followers and want people to like them.”

“That’s because of lack of self-love because of social pressure. That’s because of the lack of therapy or counseling, which everybody needs to have, and prayer,” he explains. “‘Do you want the life that we all hope for, which is to have a family and be in love?’ We all want that and is that enough if it doesn’t go viral? Is that going to be enough for you if not the whole world knows about it?"” 

The Love Language is out now. 

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