*Fans have waited five years for R&B singer Tyrese Gibson to release some new music after working on perfecting his acting skills. But wait no longer as his new album, “Open Invitation” is due out Nov. 1.

In an interview with AceShowBiz, he said this is where he wants to be.

“I’m here because you want me to be here. And this album ‘Open Invitation’, I’ve never been more proud of anything I’ve worked on musically,” he said.

He let us in with a sneak peak single, “Stay” over the summer. The song was written based on a relationship he had years ago.

“I was in a relationship with this girl and I wasn’t making her priority. I did what I had to do to get her love me and like me and get her in a relationship with me and I basically at the time, which was years ago, … started to focus more on my career,” he shared. “So things got extra bad and I was begging her to stay.”

The song’s accompanying music video stars longtime friend Taraji P. Henson.

“I love her [and] she loves me. She’s a beautiful person, very humble, funny as hell. Even though it’s been ten years [since ‘Baby Boy’] you can’t really put a timeline between magic,” he gushed. “I think she’s really special, beautiful and I was honored that she wanted to do my ‘Stay’ video.”