Just in time for the fall "cuffing season," R&B crooner Dave Hollister has released what he calls "a Bible for women to give their men" -- or at least to help them choose the right man, with his latest album The MANuscript.
Initially set for an Aug. 26 release, The MANuscript, Hollister's eighth studio album, has finally hit the net and is available now for digital download as of Friday Sept. 9.
— Dave Hollister (@Dave_Hollister) September 9, 2016
Serving as the follow-up to the 2014 EOne released Chicago Winds...The Saga Continues, which garnered a lackluster number of units sold, Hollister believes with this album fans will reconnect with the essence of who they fell in love with back in 1999 with his first solo album, Ghetto Hymns or his 2000 release Chicago '85... The Movie.
"[With The] MANUscript - people [have] equate[d] it to Chicago '85," explained Hollister in an interview with The Source. "Walter Millsap, my partner and manager, said if we're going to do this [album] then we need to get back to the essence of Dave Hollister, because his lane is open."
That mission was completed with the release of the lead single "Definition of a Woman," and the follow-up single "Shortage," which speaks to Hollister's love and respect for women and relationships, just as he did on past singles like "One Woman Man (Chicago '85... The Movie)" and "My Favorite Girl (Ghetto Hymns)."
The eight additional tracks off the album pretty much follow the same formula with songs like "Let Him" which gives direct and honest advice to the woman who complains about her lying and cheating man but stays in the relationship.
"Let him go or let him cheat in peace," sings Hollister.
Although Hollister described the album as "a Bible for women to give their men," he hasn't forgotten about the men who could be dealing with their own hurtful situations in their relationships.
Songs like "Receipts," featuring Angie Stone, speak to the "baby mama" and "baby daddy" drama surrounding families who deal with the misuse of child support payments.
The song "is about a man who's been a father but the woman wants to get over using the system," explains Hollister.
Download The MANuscript on iTunes.