Michelle Williams Covers 'Michigan Avenue' Magazine Summer 2013
Here’s what the 32-year-old Destiny’s Child singer had to share with the mag:
On what it was like for her to be in a group: “Before I got in Destiny’s Child, I was already in two gospel groups back at home: [one with my girlfriends] and in a group with some older women at my church. When I got in the group, I was so confident. When they asked me to sing something, Beyoncé and Kelly [Rowland] were like, ‘Oh, my God. She’s the one right here.’ I don’t have a problem being in the group, stepping out solo, going back to it…. I have no problem adapting to whatever I’m in.”
On how Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland have influenced her as a solo artist: “Being in the group that long—with even Bey and Kelly, being in the group that long for them—just rubs off on you. The friendships continue to inspire, but the genres are so different now. I can’t wait for them to hear [my new album], so I can be like ‘Okay, what do y’all think?’ They’re like, ‘Girl, do this or do that.’ But we really try to keep the solo stuff separate.”
On how her upcoming album, Journey to Freedom, focuses on her life: “People identify when your music comes from the heart and speaks truth. There was a time last year when I didn’t know if I could record and finish one song, and it took me a while to really be comfortable and allow other people to help me with my thoughts. We had some incredible writers who were able to help me with my own situation, and it really helped deliver me out of some of those dark moments.”
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