Goapele Teams With Other Songwriters to be More ‘Open and Objective’

Goapele rarely allowed songwriters an opportunity to collaborate on her first four albums but on her upcoming release ‘Break of Dawn,’ the R&B songstress embraced outside contributors.

“I think in the past I was always worried about if I worked with other writers, would the project feel less personal? Would the songs be as close to my heart, would it still be as honest for me? I really just wanted to be more open with this album,” says Goapele.

After attending music publisher ASCAP awards, Goapele realized that she needed to open herself up to be more objective in the creative process.

“I’m an ASCAP member, and after going to a few of their award shows for singer/songwriters and seeing how many people are behind one song, it kinda opened me up to thinking what matters in the end is the song and that people feel the end result and that it’s the best that it can be and it’s art in its own right. I want to come at it from that perspective and be a little more open and objective,” she told YKIGS.

‘Break of Dawn’ boast production from Drumma Boy, Bedrock, Kanye West, Dan Electric, Mike Tiger, Bobby Ozuna, Malay, and Jeff Bhasker. The album will be released on October 24, 2011.


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