Singer Solange Knowles has admitted that she had somewhat of a breakdown while recording her upcoming album.
“There was definitely a little bit of a breakdown involved,” she tells Vibe magazine.” I literally gave up my sanity for a while to do this record. To the point to where I started doing it in Santa Barbara[California] and I had to relocate to L.A. because I was losing it….It brought me closer to my family, my dude and my son. My mom, sister and brother all kept Juelz for a week. Everybody canceled work when I was going through it.”
She adds, “I’m actually moving to Los Angeles full-time which is a big adventurous thing for me. My son is going to be starting school there, so we have been getting settled in. But I initially chose California because I wanted to record my music somewhere where I was isolated and not distracted. Before that, I was going to record it in Costa Rica, but then some of the producers and artists that I was working with were not going to be able to go there. Me, Juelz and my boyfriend spent an Easter weekend in Santa Barbara and I fell in love with it. The quality of life was just great.”
Fun Tidbit: Solange is great friends with fellow mom, singer Erykah Badu. “We have conversations mostly about life…about being moms, about being in this industry and raising kids and dealing with relationships. But on the music tip, the very first time I got a Tweet from her telling me she loves my record was crazy. Jay Electronica put her on to my music; he loves my song “Dancing In The Dark.” It’s moments like that where I get the fulfillment just knowing that the people I’ve grown up admiring are fans of my work. And these are people who culturally and artistically have the same views as me.”