Ella Mai isn’t holding back anymore.
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On the creation of ‘Not Another Love song,’ she said:
“I did a session with Boi-1da and Jahaan [Sweet] and Varren — who I work with — and we actually made a whole different song in the session that we did. This was the first time I was working with Boi-1da and he was playing me the other stuff after we finished that and I was like, ‘Please leave me a pack.’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, I got you.’ So he left me like 15 different beats. I left it alone and went away for like a month, came back and I thought, ‘I haven’t looked at this Bo1ida pack. Let me go through it.’ I went through it and came ‘Not Another Love Song.'”
As for what risks she is taking with her new album, she said:
“I think these sessions that I’ve been doing for the sophomore album are a lot more figured out. When I was recording the debut, I was a lot younger, and I was trying to figure out what I wanted to sound like, figure out what I wanted to say — and as much as I love my debut album, I was in a very much different space career-wise and as a person. I was 21, 22.
I’m 25 now. Going into this sophomore album, I’m a lot more confident I think as an artist. I know what I want to say and what I want to sound like. Just in terms of that, it’s been a different process in general, because it’s been fun.”
‘Not Another Love Song’ is the first single from Mai’s sophomore album. The project has yet to receive a release date.