This yr marks the twentieth anniversary of your debut, iconic album Ashanti. You’re presently within the strategy of rerecording the album and regaining possession of your masters. Can you inform us what that course of has been like thus far, and have you ever encountered any challenges alongside the way in which?
It’s been laborious, due to the way in which my schedule is ready up proper now. I’d like to carve out a very good two weeks to actually get in and get it carried out, however I’ve type of been throughout. Like, I recorded “Foolish” in Canada, I recorded “Happy” in LA, and I believe I recorded “Baby” in New York, so yeah, I’ve actually been all over.
But [as far as recording the songs themselves] it undoubtedly has not been laborious. The reminiscences come again like, “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it. It feels so surreal to be recutting these records!” It’s a unique vibe. It’s a unique understanding now, you realize, simply stepping into as a brand new artist, you by no means know what’s gonna occur. It’s a very cool feeling. The one factor I’ll say, although, is I’ve to recollect to not do my present ad-libs on the data. I’m like, “Wait, that’s what I do in the show, I have to keep it to the original.”