R&B star Brandy Norwood’s new album ‘B7’ was released last month to critical acclaim. Still, in a recent interview, the star revealed that the album’s release held an even greater element of responsibility than her previous offerings.
“I was a bit nervous because I recorded this album before the pandemic. So, I struggled with that. Then I thought about how people need music, and it [music] has a way of helping people get through the day, change their moods and can help people escape,” she told The Undefeated.
“That’s what made me feel better about putting this project out. I felt, ‘Well, maybe this is something that I’m supposed to do,’ because people right now need it more than probably ever,” she adds.
The album is Brandy’s most personal work to date as she Brandy co-wrote every song on ‘B7.’
“I did a lot more writing and more producing on this album. Of course, I had an amazing team behind me, but I’m just different. With life comes change. I’ve been through many ups and downs with love, heartbreak, life in general and raising my daughter,” she shares.
The “Moesha” star has enjoyed an illustrious career spanning decades, and to her, success is relative.
“My definition of success is to be the best version of myself in whatever I do, to give it 100% of everything that I have. That’s all I can control. With this new album, I put everything into it. I put my heart and soul in every lyric, melody and harmony that I could think of, and that’s success to me. But most importantly, making my parents and my daughter proud is also a huge part of my definition of success.”