Tamar Braxton Is Feeling "Changed" On First Single Since 2020: Listen

The reality starlet previously announced her decision to walk away from the music industry in 2017.

BYHayley Hynes
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At 46 years old, Tamar Braxton certainly isn't slowing down. If anything, the Maryland-born entertainer is revving back up for a major return in more ways than one. Not only did she announce her engagement to JR Robinson (who she previously met on Queens Court) earlier this week, but she also unleashed her first single since 2020, "Changed."

The highly anticipated song came on New Music Friday (March 17), along with releases from names like Childish Gambino, Usher, and Doechii. Throughout her soulful lyrics, Braxton confronts a man who switched up on her as she reconsiders the time she's put into nurturing their relationship. As SoulBounce notes, "Changed" was produced by Donald 'haZEL' Sales and Chizzy Stephens, who sampled SWV's "Rain."

Tamar Braxton Makes a Triumphant Return on "Changed"

"I thought you were the man of my dreams / So how the hell was I wrong?" her voice croons on the chorus. "I gave you all of me, oh / Boy, it could've been you, oh, whoa." Throughout her verses, Braxton reflects on the heart-melting gestures she used to see from her man. He previously brought her roses and sweet treats. Now she's suddenly faced with "no reception, out of range" from a lover who's suddenly "acting brand new."

While she was obviously enthused to share the news of her engagement with fans yesterday, not everyone was happy for the singer. Specifically, her fiancé's baby mama lashed out at her online upon hearing the news, calling Braxton both "demeaning" and "disrespectful." Robinson spoke out in his partner's defense shortly after, assuring IG users that his future wife spoils his children "with love," despite his ex's claims.

Stream Tamar Braxton's new "Changed" single on YouTube above. Afterward, tell us if you're excited about the reality starlet's comeback in the comments. Make sure to check back on Sunday (March 19) for more release recommendations on our R&B Season playlist.

Quotable Lyrics:

I thought you were the man of my dreams
So how the hell was I wrong?
I gave you all of me, oh
Boy, it could've been you, oh, whoa
I thought you were the man of my dreams


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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.