Toni Braxton Dishes on New Single, Album, Today's Music Biz, and RihannaThu, Apr 26, 2012
Her first single titled â€śI Heart Youâ€ť is going to be on the upcoming, yet-to-be-titled album. When speaking of the upbeat dance tune, she told the Huffington Post, â€śWhen I wrote this song, I was thinking about the feeling you get when you walk into a club and you hear the melody; you feel the beat, and you just know it's going to be a good night."
She explains the album will be a mix of up-tempo and melancholy odes to love, saying, â€śI'm definitely going to have more "I Heart Yousâ€ť on it. I'm also going to do some sad love songs. It's going to be half and half. The three faces of Toni may appear.â€ť
Being in the music business for 20 years gives one the advantage to see from the inside how things have changed, and Ms. Braxton is a testament to this. â€śIt's not always about even selling records anymore. It's about how big you can make your personality, which creates this image that people want. Now you make records as a platform to tour,â€ť she explains. In this new musical landscape, the R&B veteran says she admires artists like Rihanna because â€śsheâ€™s not afraid of her sexuality.â€ť
But of all the things sheâ€™s accomplished, the biggest thing she is most proud of is the fact that sheâ€™s still moving and shaking in the industry, and in life. â€śThatâ€™s a really big deal,â€ť she says.