It’s ‘Two Eleven’ today, as such it’s the birthday of Vocal Bible Brandy.
The singer, who turned 37, isn’t one to rest. She’s hot on the promotional trail for the season 1 finale of her BET series ‘Zoe Ever After.’
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, she was quizzed on the whereabouts of her next album – her first since 2012.
Find out what Ms. Norwood had to say after the jump…
How did the song ‘Beggin & Pleadin’ come about?
BRANDY: I went through a very difficult breakup. They say when you go through something as painful as what I went through, you get a good song out of it. I used that moment to connect to my feelings and produce a life-changing vocal for me. But I’m happy all by myself now, which is liberating. I’ve never felt the way I felt right now.
What was the turning point for you?
I was tired of my daughter seeing me exhausted and sad. I wasn’t setting a great example for her. So I had to change what my inner dialogue was saying to me. I told myself, “You need to go all the way,” so I went—all the way to Broadway [to star as Roxie Hart in ‘Chicago’], all the way to the studio, and all the way to Atlanta to produce and star in ‘Zoe Ever After.’
Have you been listening to other artists?
I’m really inspired by Adele, ever since she stepped onto the scene. Her, Jazmine Sullivan, and Amy Winehouse—those are my three core favorites. Fantasia too! I think she’s awesome.
Does the single mean there will be an album soon?
There’s definitely one in the works. I’m recording in Los Angeles. I’m working, singing, and I’m ready. Nothing is going to get in my way.
Is the whole album written already?
It’s written and I’m writing. I’m not depressed anymore, so I really want to sing about my present life because I’m not sad anymore.
It’s been a long four years, but we’re hopeful patience pays off.
B-Rocka is an act renown for her qualitative output and it’s clear she’s been wanting to live life so as to inspire her material. As evidenced with ‘Beggin,’ she now has much to say and has us salivating at the prospect of what’s to come. Her current “listening-to” list sounds promising too.