After R&B singer-songwriter Jay Sean announced that he would be parting ways with his longtime label, Cash Money Records, he surprised fans with one of the best mixtape releases of 2014 titled The Mistress II, the follow up to 2011's The Mistress.
Sean recently released a collection of original and remixed versions of three tracks exclusively on iTunes as an EP including, "All I Want," "Jameson," and "Tears In The Ocean."
This past October, Sean shared news that he would be leaving his Cash Money Records label after six years and three albums and noted that the decision to depart from the label came from within.
"It got to the point where I was chasing pop success and 'the smash' when really my heart wasn't in it anymore," he said. "That's not why I got into this game."
Sean said that while his wants and his labels wants were two completely different things the departure left them on good terms.
"I had and still maintain a great relationship with Slim and Baby," he said. "They believed in me and my talent and our partnership obviously garnered a lot of pop success."
The Mistress II EP is hard proof that Sean is returning to his roots with smooth vocals and heartfelt lyrics.
It will be interesting to see what Sean does in 2015 now that he is clearly taking back creative control and producing music that has meaning for him beyond Top 40 hits.