Ledisi Plots New Album after ‘Turn Me Loose’ Success

Soul/R&B singer Ledisi is in the lab working on her sixth studio album, a follow-up to her critically acclaim set, ‘Turn Me Loose’ (Verve). The Grammy-nominated songstress, who is currently performing with Angie Stone and Jaguar Wright, says the new effort will be about penmanship.

“The new album is based around songwriting. It’s very R&B, but not completely,” she says. “I always have to push it again. You won’t hear the heavy guitars anymore – you will hear a really nice sound from me.”

Like ‘Turn Me Loose,’ expect Ledisi to diversify into different sounds and genres of music.

“This album is so much easier because I had the experience with ‘Turn Me Loose’,” she says. “Now, I’m so into songwriting – it made it seem so easy. Now, I’ve learned to take a song and exhaust every possibility. It’s good to go everywhere around the world (with songwriting) to come back. Sometimes (the final one) is good, but the first one is better. It’s exhausting, but worth it. I feel like I’ve done everything with that song.”

Look out for Ledisi’s new album later this year.


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