ABC News Radio: Michelle Williams Is “Proud” of Newly-Released Album, “Journey to Freedom”
Following a six-year hiatus, Michelle Williams has released her fourth studio album, Journey to Freedom. The singer gave herself added time to create a project that she can be proud of.
“This is my best work ever and I have to say that if I never make another album again, I’m proud of this work. It’s like I have nothing else to say,” the singer tells ABC News Radio.
Unlike 2008′s Unexpected, Michelle’s latest effort includes gospel and faith-based material that’s designed to uplift her fans. However, she says the project reflects other genres of music as well.
“I don’t let anybody tell me what something is supposed to sound like because its in this genre, you know,” she says. “I’m like, man, I come from 808s and turn–up music and then I come from ballads and life music. So I wanted to incorporate theater, R&B, pop, Afro-beat, jazz, whatever music I like and whatever music I’ve ever recorded, that’s on this album.”
Journey to Freedom’s 12 tracks include contributions from Fantasia on “If We Had Your Eyes,” gospel stars like Lecrae and Tye Tribbett, and production from Harmony Samuels. “We [also] got Beyonce and Kelly Rowland, my sisters for life. We can’t get away from each other,” she says of her former Destiny’s Child members, who appear on “Say Yes.”
So what can fans expect from Journey to Freedom? “They’ll feel the human side of me and then they’ll feel inspired, like, ‘She’s getting through it,'” Michelle says. “It’s a journey. It’s not a sprint.”
Source: ABC News Radio