Grammy Award winning artist Fantasia is getting into full promo mode for her upcoming project, Side Effects Of You. The American Idol winner recently chatted with Philadelphia radio station Power 99 on a number of topics including her relationship with Antwaun Cook, her feud with JET Magazine, and her new album.
Read a few excerpts:
On Jet Magazine
“For me it wasn’t for anybody but me. I worked so hard to get to where I am now. And I don’t want to take it back, I want to move forward. If I don’t stand for something, I’ll fall for anything. And I think that they were used to that Fantasia that never said anything and that’s why stuff got haywire when there was so much said about me. It’s was almost like using me as the clown act. I’m not that girl anymore. So I just wanted them to know, don’t take it back 10 years, when worked so hard and did a shoot for 10 hours, to show the new look with the new music, that’s all. ”
On New Album
“I worked with one producer on this album. I enjoyed the Lauryn Hill album, the Justin Timberlake when he just worked with Tim, Micheal Jackson when he just worked with Quincy Jones on the Thriller. So I wanted a album like that where I’m not bouncing around from to here to here, so I just worked with one producer out of London, his name is Harmony Samuels.”
Watch Fantasia’s interview below.
Side Effects of You, due April 23, will feature collaborations from Kelly Rowland, Missy Elliott and Tank.
After an eight-year hiatus, we will finally hear new music from the legendary Sade. The “Smooth Operator” has been enlisted for the A Wrinkle in Time movie soundtrack on a song titled “Flower of the Universe.” Ava DuVernay, who directed the film and produced the soundtrack, broke the news on Twitter on Tuesday.
“I never thought she’d say yes, but asked anyway,’ DuVerynay tweeted. “She was kind + giving. A goddess. We began a journey together that I’ll never forget. Proud to announce that Sade has created an original song for WRINKLE IN TIME. It’s entitled ‘Flower of the Universe.’ And it’s a dream come true.”
I never thought she’d say yes, but asked anyway. She was kind + giving. A goddess. We began a journey together that I’ll never forget. Proud to announce that Sade has created an original song for WRINKLE IN TIME. It’s entitled “Flower of the Universe.” And it’s a dream come true. pic.twitter.com/FdXrZ1MFMO
The soundtrack includes two versions of “Flower of the Universe” performed by Sade, one of which is a remix by No I.D. She co-wrote and co-produced the track with Ben Travers and Andrew Hale. This is Sade’s second original song contribution to a soundtrack following 1986’s Absolute Beginners.
Singer-songwriter Kehlani was also booked for the soundtrack on a song called “Let Me Live.” Also included is “Warrior,” written and performed by sisters Chloe x Halle. The duo is signed to Beyoncé’s label Parkwood Entertainment.
Speaking about the artists and composer, DuVernay said: “Each song on the Wrinkle in Time soundtrack was crafted with great care in close collaboration with the artists. My creative partnership with Sade on ‘Flower of the Universe’ was so connected that I reverse engineered the usual process and used her lyrics as actual dialogue within the film.
She added, “I truly loved working with DJ Khaled who jumped into this project with open arms and an open heart, along with the great Demi Lovato. Sia, Kehlani and Chloe x Halle beautifully embraced the visuals of the film to create distinct songs that expand and elevate Meg’s heroic journey. And working with Ramin Djawadi was a dream come true as I have been a long-time admirer of his stellar work. His musical compositions for the film are perfectly otherworldly.”
The soundtrack will release digitally on March 9, which is also the same day the film premieres in theaters.
Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time is an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.
A Wrinkle in Time Track List 1. “Flower of the Universe (No I.D. Remix)” Performed by Sade 2. “I Believe” Performed by DJ Khaled Featuring Demi Lovato 3. “Magic” Performed by Sia 4. “Let Me Live” Performed by Kehlani 5. “Warrior” Performed by Chloe x Halle 6. “Park Bench People” Performed by Freestyle Fellowship 7. “Flower of the Universe” Performed by Sade Score by Ramin Djawadi 8. “A Wrinkle in Time” 9. “Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which” 10. “Darkness Across the Universe” 11. “Touch the Stars” 12. “Happy Medium” 13. “Camazotz” 14. “Home” 15. “Uriel” 16. “Is This a Dream?” 17. “Forgive Me” 18. “Be a Warrior” 19. “Tap Into Your Mind” 20. “Tesseract” 21. “Sorry I’m Late” 22. “The Universe Is Within All of Us”
Legendary group En Vogue will treat fans to new music at their Electric Cafe on March 30. The trio lures us in more by unveiling the track list and beautiful cover artwork for their new album.
Speaking of their cover, the ladies of En Vogue serve ageless beauty as they stand fiercely in their sparkling outfits.
The group’s new album Electric Cafe will be released via eOne Entertainment. It features 11 tracks with riveting titles such as “Oceans Deep,” “So Serious,” “Blue Skies” and its title track. West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg will lend his hip-hop flavor to a song called “Have A Seat.”
“Rocket,” Cafe‘s lead single, is currently at No. 12 on urban adult contemporary radio, tallying 852 radio spins. The song was written by Ne-Yo and produced by Curtis “Sauce” Wilson.
Electric Cafe track listing
1. Blue Skies 2. Déjà vu 3. Rocket 4. Reach 4 Me 5. Electric Cafe 6. Life 7. Love The Way 8. Oceans Deep 9. Have A Seat feat. Snoop Dogg 10. I’m Good 11. So Serious
The 11-track project, which released on Oct. 20, 2017, highlights Cole’s personal triumphs and trials post-divorce. The album includes the Remy Ma and French Montana assisted single “You” and soulful ballad “Incapable.”
There is no word on when Cole will re-release the album.
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