|India.Arie & The Neo-Soul Label
||[Jul. 4th, 2006|05:24 pm]
So, India.Arie's new album is out now. Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship is the title. I still haven't really gotten to listen to the whole thing straight thorugh, but it's pretty good.|
Supposedly she already has the second volume, Life & Politics, written and partly recorded.
This is coming from a recent interview of India.Arie with Billboard.com:
Arie says she looks forward to branching out into other genres, including trying her hand at country music. "Now that I have better producer chops, a country album is something I want to do one day. I don't know who's going to put it out. But when I do, I don't think people will call it 'country music.' They'll probably call it 'neo-soul,'" she says with a laugh, referencing the term so often used to describe her music.
So let's think about this... I understand that the artists don't like to be labeled and the whole bit and they don't want to be in a certain box, but the whole complaint is getting a little old.
What are your opinions about this quote? I mean, I understand where she's coming from, but I also feel a little offended for some reason. But this entry isn't about my opinions. I'll post those seperately.