While returning to London after 4 long years to perform at the UK Live music showcase Musicalize , Brandy caught up with press from various outlets and YourMusicMyWorld was in the building. During this new interview we flipped the script on Brandy by asking her some questions that a lot of people don’t really ask her. Check out what B had to say and find out what music acts Brandy would join forces with for a R&B super group.
Sope: Hi Brandy how are you today? Enjoying your stay in London?
Brandy: I love London. I need time here to work and play because such it’s a great place and I want to see everything. I want to sing and do everything.
Sope: Well I’m going to take a unique turn and ask questions that aren’t so generic.
Brandy: Good! I’ll take that turn with you.
Sope: In recent years Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keys have celebrated albums deemed as iconic in their catalogue by performing the entire album as a concert and since your ‘Never Say Never’ and ‘Full Moon’ albums are often seen as classics, would you ever see yourself performing one of those albums as a full-length concert?
Brandy: That’s a great idea and I didn’t know that they did that so I should *speaks to herself* “Get on it lady!”
Sope: My choice is ‘Full Moon’ but it’s your choice. The ‘Like This’ song is my favourite.
Brandy: *Sings snippet of ‘Like This’*. Yeeees what you know – you look a little young to know about that song!
Sope: Tyrese, Tank & Ginuwine have had huge success with their group project ‘Three Kings’ recently so would you consider doing something like that with two other females and if so who would you pick?
Brandy: You know I had that idea a while back and it was so funny, I asked around to see who would be interested and I didn’t get a lot of good responses because I definitely reached out to those artists who are solo artists and you know solo artists want to stay solo artists so I completely understand and respect that. But I don’t know who do you think would be a good suggestion?
Sope: I would pick Tamia.
Brandy: Tamia! She’s awesome. I almost cursed that’s how amazing she is.
Sope: Tamia & Melanie Fiona
Brandy: That’s such a cute group. Melanie Fiona is amazing and she’s so sweet.
Sope: My final question is and this may throw you off a little but ‘Brokenhearted’ is one of your most often covered songs by YouTube artists and aspiring artists, so I’m just wondering why haven’t you performed that recently and would you consider putting that back in your set list?
Brandy: I need to actually perform that song. A friend of mine has been trying to get me to perform that song for a while and I need to just go head on, buckle down and do it – no excuse! I definitely will consider that. There are a lot of songs I need to do.
Sope: I could give you a list but we don’t have time! ‘Put That On Everything’, ‘Follow Me’ but that’s unreleased.
Brandy: See! – All those things. I just need to do a whole two hour concert huh?
Sope: ‘How High’ even.
Brandy: I wrote ‘How High’ and that’s a special one because I actually penned that one so I feel great about it!
Sope: And you did your thing on that especially in the rap.
Brandy: Thank you, you liked the rap? I got to Bran’Nu back to life because you know she’s gone but I got to bring her back.
Interview by Sope Soetan (@SopeSoetan)