For years, Brandy has been known as “The Vocal Bible” by critics, her peers and fans. Today, she can confidently say why she’s the right person to wear the crown.
“I’ve pushed my voice to ever limit,” she said in a candid interview with Silent of TrueExclusives. “I’ve done everything you can possibly imagine with my own voice. I have sang in every, single range that you can possibly think of…that I’m not supposed to be singing in because I’m not a soprano. I’m an alto singer.”
Even with this prestigious vocal responsibility, Brandy knows her limitations. “[In the studio] I’ll push my voice to the limit. I go in and try to shock myself,” she said. “But live, I don’t try live. I have to know exactly what it is that I’m doing. I practice what I’m going to do. I practice how I’m going to sing when I’m singing because I want to be great live.”
Aside from dishing on her views on what “The Vocal Bible” means, the R&B veteran talked about the future of her music legacy. “A lot of the time when I suffered not being able to get my music to the masses, it’s because I was singing the wrong songs. I’m going to make sure I don’t sing the wrong songs this time around.”
She elaborated, “They were not songs that were for me. When I don’t believe in a song, I shouldn’t do it because my belief in the song and in my belief in myself and the song won’t come together. So that equals no masses. I can’t reach everybody if I don’t believe in the song and you don’t believe in yourself in the song. Yeah, I can make a song sound good. But if I don’t believe in the song, then it’s not going to go anywhere.”
Throughout the 25-minute interview, Brandy also dished about finding liberation through “clapping back” to internet haters, her love for Cardi B, singing with her daughter Syrai and more.
Brandy continues to be focused on her many jobs: starring on Fox’s Star and performing her die-hard fans. She’s currently in a recording camp with producer DJ Camper, working on her next album, which could feature a collaboration with Daniel Caesar.
Watch her candid interview below.