Brandy Norwood was on the phone with Kempire Radio’s Thank Kemp It’s Friday in an exclusive look into Brandy, “the woman” and “the brand”. During the conversation, Brandy talked about everything from her new music, working with Chris Brown, what to expect for the music video for ‘Put It Down’, her idol Whitney Houston to motherhood and love.
“I’ve always sang about love, I’ve always sang about the things that have happened in my life, things that I see other people experience,” Brandy said about what to expect from her sixth studio album ‘Two Eleven’. “So in that way it’s no different because I’m the same person, it’s just that I’m just a little bit older now. This album is about just the risque of the sound. It’s so completely different than anything that I’ve done and it’s just about putting a collection of songs together that were different than my old stuff. Of course you still have some of those classic songs that fans really want and appreciate, but it’s very different for me and the subject matter is a little bit edgier.”
As for how she handles trying to deal with a pressure of a comeback after her recent albums had disappointing sales, Brandy said, “Pressure is definitely hard to deal with for anybody, but for me I try to focus on the fact that I’m here and I’m here for a purpose. When I focus on that more than the pressure I can work better, I can sing better, I can give my all better because I’m not really focusing on ‘Oh my god, I gotta have this, I gotta get this and what if this person says this.’ I’m not in that space even though I know that’s going on and I know things are being said. I know hatred is being thrown, I know love is being given as well, but I try to focus on the fact that everything that I am and everything that I have is to be a service to my people and my fans that love me out there.”
Listen to the hour long interview, which took place June 8th, via YouTube below.