Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Fantasia on the Energy You Put Out in the World and Her New Album ‘Sketchbook’ – WATCH

*Fantasia fans will be glad to know that the Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter hit up The Real today to discuss her new album Sketchbook.

She has a lot to say about love, the energy you put out into the world, why she decided to release her album independently and the one thing in her life she would “do-over.”

Check out the convo via the video player above or read the transcription below.

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Fantasia (the real)

Adrienne Houghton: You got a new love in your life! Is that what you’re singing about now?

Fantasia: Yeah, gimme some…there we go!

[PICTURE COMES UP]

[The Real audience applauds]

Adrienne: OK, is that what you’re singing out now?

Fantasia: Yes. Love. You know what so crazy, I had a girl ask me in an interview one time, “We like to hear you sing, ‘Free Yourself,’ and ‘Bittersweet.’ And you know, what are you gonna do now?” and I said, “Well, are you in a relationship?” and she says, “No, girl, but I’m looking.” I said, “Well, if you keep singing ‘Free Yourself’ and ‘Bittersweet’ you’ll never find it.”

Adrienne: Wow!

[The Real audience applauds]

Fantasia: You’ll never find it!

Loni Love: Yep.

Fantasia: So you have to – energy – you have to, you have to put good things out there, you have to speak life, you have to say what you want, so I’m free!

[The Real audience applauds]

Tamera Mowry-Housley: Speak it!

Fantasia: Now I got me – you see?

Tamera: Yes!

Adrienne: Yes!

[EDIT]

Rachel Lindsay: We’re excited about your new album – Sketchbook

[The Real audience applauds]

Rachel: Which is the first album you put out independently, yourself. So what it is that makes this album different?

Fantasia: It’s independent, so that means I was able to do what I wanted to do.

[The Real audience applauds]

Fantasia: No shade to the labels, no shade to the labels! But a lot of times when you’re gifted, people will prostitute your gift, meaning they will tell you what to sing, how to sing it, and so…

Tamera: You are speaking today!

Rachel: Yes you are!

Fantasia: So I have been through – after going through what I have went through, I just figured, I’m not going to allow anybody to tell me – He’s the gift-giver, He gave me the gift, I know how I want to do it, so I’m going to do it independently.

[The Real audience applauds]

 

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