Brandy Promises "Futuristic R&B" Album, Wants Lady Gaga Duet
The 90's pop sensation is currently working with a host of writers and producers for her first album with RCA Records, including hit-maker Timbaland who famously produced her 2004 "Afrodisiac" album. The 'Right Here (Departed)' singer said in a new interview that she wants the record to be "different" but "not too different".
"The sound I am going for on the new album will be "futuristic R&B". I want it to be different and new from R&B in the past and present, but not too different and new. I still want to be able to stay true to my R&B roots," she said.
"I know my fans have been patiently waiting for new material from me and I want to give them what they deserve."
In terms of dream collaborations for the project, Brandy has her eyes set on the major superstars like Beyonce and Lady Gaga, naming the 'Single Ladies' singer as one of favourite artists and praising the 'Born This Way' star for her musical creativity.
Brandy has been working towards a new album ever since her 2008 record "Human" flopped, resulting in her being swiftly dropped from Epic Records. The singer went on to star in her own reality TV show with brother Ray-J titled "A Family Business". However, as of this year, Brandy has promised that she will no longer be doing the series or any more reality shows. Instead, she will be focusing on her comeback studio album and acting opportunities.
Watch the emotional trailer for Brandy's forthcoming documentary "On My Own", where she expressed that this album could be her "last chance" in the music industry:
While the album continues to grow, Brandy has been busy with a string of TV gigs including guest appearances on "Drop Dead Diva", "90210" and "House". However, the most significant of them all would be her role as mentor on the new child talent show "Majors & Minors" - a singing competition featuring contestants between the ages 10-16.
The R&B singer, who also started out in the industry at that age, said she saw the mentoring role as a good opportunity to "give back" to the younger generation.
"The contestants were already amazing because they all knew, at such a young age, that music was what they wanted to do all their lives. They reminded me a lot of how I was when I was 15 years old trying to get my big break in the music industry."
Brandy is ranked as one of the best-selling female artists in American music history, having sold over 30 million copies of her five studio albums worldwide. Her forthcoming sixth studio album is slated for a 2012 release.
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