Eric Benet is ready to shine alone! The Soul/R&B crooner joins Kelly Price, Joe, Tyrese and a growing list of artists that have left major record labels for independent freedom.
“It’s always been a dream of mine to release something independently and have my own label,” Benet told YKIGS after splitting amicably from Warner Bros.
With the fruition of his aspirations, Benet has taken the first step as a indie artist dropping “Real Love,” the lead single from his upcoming album.
He adds: “People are really feeling the single, I’ve got an amazing start on this album which definitely feels like the best work I’ve ever done in my life or previously.”
In his current situation, Benet can focus less on competing with artists jockeying for priority on the record labels roster. “No matter how much you love them and no matter how much camaraderie is there, there’s only so much financial backing that can go around to support everybody. Everybody is jumping up and down kinda being like “Me, me, me , me, me!!!” says Benet.
Benet plans on releasing his untitled seventh studio album in the spring of 2012.