As the Holiday’s loom, it’s pastures new for Fantasia.
The vivacious vendor of Rock-Soul has taken flight from her longtime label home, RCA Records. A fact further cemented by her absence on their official site.
Sources close to the situation tell That Grape Juice that the parting was amicable and actually the fulfilment of her contract rather than anything arduous.
It does, however, bring to an end a relationship that dates back to her American Idol win. Indeed, Fantasia’s first three albums were released via J Records, while the following two were issued by RCA after J folded and its roster was absorbed into the Pop focal imprint.
Wasting no time releasing new material, Ms. Barrino is prepping a festive LP named ‘Christmas After Midnight.’
Due via indie label Concord, the set arrives October 6th.
Details, including a tracklist below…
Noted industry exec Ron Fair has been tapped as executive producer, having assumed the same role on the star’s 2016 effort ‘The Definition Of.’
This project will see the songbird put her soulful spin on twelve Christmas classics. They are…
1. This Christmas
2. Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto
3. The Snow Is Falling
4. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (ft. Cee Lo Green)
5. Jingle Bell Rock
6. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
7. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
8. Merry Christmas Baby
9. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
10. Silent Night
11. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
‘Christmas After Midnight’ is already up for pre-order on Amazon.
The indie route has worked for some, yet blown up in the face of others.
We must say, though, that it’s a super smart play on Fanny’s part to explore this option with a themed release…first. Thereafter, that should help guide her route – indie or major – for her traditional R&B offerings.
Whatever happens, we’re hoping she finds the right fit that allows her undeniable talent to shine bright for all to see.