Known as the vocal powerhouse of the short lived R&B quarter Lovher, Shire has returned to claim her spot in R&B led by the controversial single âI Used To LovHer.â As one-fourth of Sisqoâs R&B female quartet LovHer, Shire found herself out of a record deal shortly after a Soul Train Lady of Soul nomination for Best Group and a well received single entitledâHow Itâs Gonna Beâ in 2002. In an exclusive interview with Singersroom the âI Used To LovHerâ singer revealed what exactly happened behind the scenes of the ill-fated group and their shelved album that many fans were looking forward to. âSome of the things we needed as a group we werenât getting due to his discrepancies with the label. If we needed more money in our budget for stuff it had to go through him to get approved. With all that going on we had our own internal issues amongst me and the other ladies of the group. Unfortunately one of the members had quit. It was a very hard time for us at that moment because we were trying to place a second record and we had just done the Lady of Soul Awards but Def Jam was standing still. They didnât know what to do with the situation. So when we werenât able to pull it together and Sisqo didnât have any answers they decided to drop the group.â Six years later Shire says âMy dream and my aspirations to sing doesnât stop at just one situation, one deal, or one groupâ of her time with LovHer. Kicking off her debut album entitled âPicking Up the Piecesâ with the controversial single âI Used To Lovherâ Shire already has people talking. In a video shot for the single, Shire is seen with a woman in what appears to be a âmy girl gotta girl friend situation (Ray Lavendar)âleading many to question her motive behind the single and her sexuality. Shire, who keeps an eye on todayâs blogs says âitâs meant to have multiple meanings.â For fans familiar with her LovHer situation itâs a given that the title relates to the group however Shire says âIt can be for a friendship, it could be about your preference if youâre a woman thatâs gay, it can be something a man would sing, or for example, it could be a song one of my cousins would sing about a friend of hers that did her wrong.â Shire is currently on tour promoting her new single and forthcoming album, for more of her exclusive interview with Singersroom click here. For more information about Shireâs upcoming tour dates and more visit her at myspace.com/shireuniversal
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