When Marsha Ambrosius stepped away from the group Floetry, some folks questioned would she be able to create classics that R&B enthusiasts had come to love like “Say Yes.” With the release of her first solo album, Late Nights & Early Mornings which debuted at No. 2 and earned her two Grammy nominations, the naysayers were quieted.
Just weeks away from Essence Music Festival performance in New Orleans, Marsha sat down with ESSENCE.com to talk about the release of her forthcoming sophomore effort.
“It’s cooked,” beamed Ambrosius with excitement. “It’s a well prepared meal with gorgeous side dishes and snacks. With Late Nights and Early Mornings I was very precise in how I wanted it to be, but with this one, I don’t feel like I’m taking chances. I feel like I can be me now.”
What’s different about this project than the last?
“The first time around it was me showing and proving that I had a lane and an avenue to cover. But this album (she screams with joy), I definitely had to live it to write it.”
When asked what her Marshians (her legions of die-hard fans) can expect.
“The sound and authenticity is still there. As far as a difference, you will be able to tell I experienced more this time. There is this expectancy there; I know who I’m talking to. I get to target the people I’ve met along the way.”
Despite staying mum about the album title and guest appearances, Ambrosius did reveal that she’s aiming for a Thanksgiving release.Read Also