Bryson Tiller Announces Self-Titled Album, Releases New Single “Calypso”

Bryson Tiller reveals his next album as a self-titled exploration of R&B. The 31-year-old also announced a North American tour featuring 30 performances this spring and summer and released the first single, officially marking a new era.

The new song, “Calypso,” explores a steamy romance that evolves through a night out. According to a press statement, the track gives fans a glimpse into the innovative sound and heartfelt storytelling that will be fully explored in the upcoming album.

The album and tour come after the singer officially released the fan-favorite “Whatever She Wants” from his popular Slum Tiller series on SoundCloud last month.

“I felt like now is the time to just show people what I’m capable of,” detailed the Kentucky native of the album to Complex.Victoria Monét is set to be the only featured artist. The project is due on April 5 via Trapsoul/RCA Records.

“I’ve been doing it by myself for years. Since my first very first album, Trapsoul, it’s just been me in the studio writing my stuff—not producing it, but just writing stuff, arranging stuff—and I got to a point where I was like, ‘Man, everybody else and all my other peers, they’re not doing it by themselves.’ They’re working with people, and they should be working with people, because music is a collaborative thing. And I finally was just like, ‘You know what, it’s my turn to collaborate with some people that I respect.’ And it’s time to show people that I know how to make some sh*t.”

He continued to detail how Bryson Tiller may be the beginning of a temporary end.

“I would love for [Bryson Tiller] to be the last one for a while. I’ve been saying that regardless if it performs well or not. This is probably gonna be my last one for a minute. I just want to take a hiatus because my No. 1 passion is video games. I’m a designer in my spare time. I’ve been designing a game for the past three years. I’ve been looking into internships for different companies.”

The “Don’t” singer added, “That’s what I want to prioritize after this album comes out. Obviously I’m going to go out and touch the people, see the world, and tour as much as I can. But I want to focus on first getting closer to my daughters. My oldest daughter is 10 years old now, and I’m tired of telling her that I have to work, or I have to be in the studio and make an album, before we can hang out. I’m just getting tired of telling her that.”

View The Bryson Tiller Tour full schedule below.


Sat May 11 – Portland, OR – Alaska Airlines’ Theater of the Clouds

Sun May 12 – Vancouver, BC – UBC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre  

Tue May 14 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium  

Wed May 15 – Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live Sacramento  

Thu May 16 – San Diego, CA – Gallagher Square at Petco Park  

Fri May 17 – Inglewood, CA – YouTube Theater  

Mon May 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre  

Wed May 22 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom*

Fri May 24 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island  

Sun May 26 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage  

Tue May 28 – Laval, QC – Place Bell  

Thu May 30 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway  

Sat Jun 01 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater  

Mon Jun 03 – New York, NY – The Theater at MSG  

Thu Jun 06 – Washington, DC – The Anthem  

Fri Jun 07 – Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage at the Mann  

Sun Jun 09 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater  

Tue Jun 11 – Charlotte, NC – Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre  

Wed Jun 12 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy  

Sat Jun 15 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live  

Sun Jun 16 – Tampa, FL – Yuengling Center  

Tue Jun 18 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall  

Wed Jun 19 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory  

Sat Jun 22 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center  

Sun Jun 23 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater  

Tue Jun 25 – Indianapolis, IN – Everwise Amphitheater at White River State Park  

Wed Jun 26 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill  

Fri Jun 28 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory  

Fri Jul 5 – Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Summerfest*

Thu Jul 11 – Calgary, AB – Calgary Stampede*

Sat Sep 21 – Puyallup, WA – Washington State Fair*

*Not A Live Nation Date