Lately the ladies of DC3 have been making quite the (collective and separate) splash across charts and headlines alike. And, with former members Kelly Rowland and Beyonce both currently riding Billboard 200’s top 10, Michelle Williams is said to be readying her own return to the charts. In an in depth interview with our friends over at The BoomBox the ‘We Break the Dawn’ singer broke news about her upcoming album – sounds, guests, and much more.
Check after the jump for more on Ms. Williams:
Via The BoomBox:
Q: What mindset are you going into with your fourth solo album being that ‘Love Gun’ is the first song we’re hearing?
Actually, that song was kinda like an accident, first of all that I even recorded it because I’ve been toying with the direction of the music. Everybody seemed to absolutely enjoy it, but at the end of the day, I have to have the final say on the direction. But I’m glad everyone is loving it but I doubt that’s the sole direction of this next record, unfortunately.
Q: ‘Love Gun’ is a buzz record, but that may not even end up on the final album. What else have you done?
I recorded so many different, extra songs. I’ve just been enjoying the freedom to do that, like nobody telling me like, “You gotta do this. You gotta work with this person. You gotta do that.” So I’ve been all over the place exploring new producers, new sounds.
Q: Do you feel like you’re going to move more towards the R&B side then?
The cool thing about doing dance music is I like how when I did it live, it kinda had like an alternative R&B kinda sound to it. I’ve always adored Adele and I’m so happy that she’s having this massive success of real music. I just didn’t want, like when I talk about real music, like the real use of the instruments, I didn’t want that to die down.
Q: Who’s the last person you went into the studio to record with?
I just did something with Talib Kweli like last week. I love all types of music. So when Talib Kweli expressed an interest, I was like, “Really? The hip-hop want to work with the church girl? OK lets go.” That was for his project but the feeling is definitely mutual for him to do something for me for the future.
Q: Any time you are pictured together with Beyonce and Kelly Rowland, there’s immediate reunion talk. How do you feel about that?
You know what, yes, Destiny’s Child is reuniting. Where? At the next event where we all decide to show up at [laughs]. But you know what, we love it and the fact that people are still asking and wondering. It could be the opposite reaction. It could be, “No! Stay home.” It could be that.
Q: What would have to happen for a definite Destiny’s Child reunion to occur?
We would have to talk about it. We get so overwhelmed with seeing each other and we’re always talking about girl stuff and gossiping stuff, that that’s something that hasn’t crossed — I shouldn’t say it hasn’t crossed our mind — nobody has been the first to just say something.
Read the interview in its entirety here.