Avant has opened up about reuniting with KeKe Wyatt. The two first collaborated in 2001 with "My First Love" and came together again for "Nothing in This World." This year, the two came together for their new single "You & I." Avant told VIBE why he wanted to work with her again.
He explained, "People kept asking, 'When are you and KeKe hooking back up again?' So coming out with a new album featuring her was one of my main focuses. She was doing a reality show at the same time (TV One's R&B Divas) so it worked out perfectly for us. When I heard the track I was like 'wow, this is the song right here.' It just fit us perfectly. I appreciate [the fans] for the love."
When asked if he thought KeKe was his musical muse, he said, "Definitely. With her it's seamless. It's a whole different spirit when she's in the studio. We have a chemistry and bond that can't be broken. I've worked with a lot of different female artists and she's the easiest to work with."
He continued, "When we did 'My First Love' she was only 16, and never heard the original song, but she sang it like a champ. From that point on I knew there was something special about her. I'll put her up against any female in the game, and I mean that.:
Avant's seventh album Face the Music hits stores on February 5th.
[MUSIC VIDEO]: AVANT ~YOU AND I FT. KEKE WYATT