Brandy takes her fashion style to new levels in the latest issue of YRB Magazine. Covering the mag with the label “rebirth,” the R&B songstress looks dashing in high-fashion ensembles and a short haircut. In her sit down Brandy discusses her forthcoming album ‘Two Eleven’ and more.
Overcoming struggles…“I think a lot of the struggles I’ve had are what I needed to go through to get to another place. Everything is pretty sudden. One day I just woke up and I changed my mind about everything. I felt like I wasn’t fulfilled. I was acting simultaneously with singing as a kid, and I just felt like I have this talent, why am I not using it? Why am I not trying everything and doing everything I can do?”
The new music...”It’s taken a minute for me to really figure out the type of artist that I am, the type of music that I need to sing to reconnect with my audience. I just know with this album, I wanted it to be as honest and as real as possible.”
Second duet with Monica…”Of course I wanted to come out first on my own so I can stand on my own two feet, but who knew that this Monica thing would come along? I couldn’t say no to that. That would be stupid.”
New Album Title…”Some of the titles I was working with were Rebirth, Reincarnation, Reinvention, Resurrection… I just felt like Two Eleven describes all of that. It’s the day I was born, and each year, I evolve and change with time. It also has a whole new meaning to it because I gained my angel. My icon is my angel now. It’s all tied in there and I just think it best represents who I am and the responsibilities I have moving on.”
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