Monica plans to give birth to ‘New Life’ this fall as the R&B veteran preps for the release of her 7th studio album. The follow-up to her Grammy-nominated project ‘Still Standing,’ ‘New Life’ is tentatively slated for an October 4 release date. Music mavens like Missy Elliot and Polow Da Don are also reported to be working by Monica’s side to ensure its success.
This album is sure to creatively reflect the musical, professional and personal growth the diva has recently experienced. As a mother of two and new wife of L.A. Lakers star, Shannon Brown, Monica is in a much better place this time around. She recently chatted with fans via Ustream and said, “I think when you’re in a happy place, you’re able to do your job a lot easier.”
So what can fans expect from the album? Monica reveals, “I talk about a lot of different subjects, whether it’s love, heartache, happiness, family.” She went on to say, “The music will be a lot like ‘Still Standing’ in the sense that it’s real and really about things that I’ve experienced, but it’s also from a very mature place. The greatest thing that happened to me is to learn forgiveness and acceptance. In this state of mind it’s easy for me to make music about where I’ve been and where I’m going and do it in a positive manner.”
Realistic about the pressures of putting out an album, Monica is sure that despite everything on her plate she will be able to keep the album’s fall release date. “The label [J Records] has asked me, do I want to take an October 4 date.” She adds, “Over the next month I’ll decide because as of right now, we’re pressing up the new single and trying to get some clearances which are very difficult, so if anything changes it will only be because of that. We’re working on it and I’m thinking that I will keep that October 4 date.”
With her first single due to hit airwaves in as little as two weeks, it’s safe to say we’re ready for Monica’s comeback! The songstress revealed that a tour is also in the works but has yet to disclose further details.
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