India.Arie checked in with fans on her e-mail list on Wednesday (January 28), talking about the upcoming release of her fourth album. The Atlanta, Georgia based R&B singer tells readers:
Well we’re almost there. In exactly 2 weeks, February 10th, I get to share my latest TESTIMONY with you all. TESTIMONY: VOL 2, LOVE & POLITICS has been a long time in the making and it feels really good to know you’re all about to hear what I’ve been living and feeling and learning And in the words of a very wise southern preacher, “You can’t have a testimony unless you’ve been tested.”
I’m SO excited for you to hear the new songs. In fact, for the past few days I have been in the studio rehearsing them all with my band and singers. When we recorded the songs we used a live band to lay down the tracks (which was a wonderful experience in itself,) but it is an amazing feeling to experience these songs coming alive through the musicians and vocalists. I can not wait to share them onstage.
Hopefully you have already heard my duet with Musiq Soulchild, “CHOCOLATE HIGH” and my single “THERAPY” featuring Gramps Morgan from the group Morgan Heritage, but if you haven’t or if you have (LOL) call your favorite radio station and request them! LOL! I’ll be hitting the road soon, so keep an eye out for me. Keep checking back on Myspace and Facebook to see what I’m up to. I know I’m not the best at keeping you updated (LOL LOL LOL) but I’m trying to do better!!!! HAHAHA!!! Thanks again for all your support AS ALWAYS and get ready for February 10th!!!!