“How Great Thou Art”…is the sentiment gospel singer and former Destiny’s Child member: Michelle Williams’ pretty much shares-regarding lead former group member and powerhouse: Beyonce Knowles’ self-titled, secret, spontaneous visual album she dropped this past December 13 (2013).
Williams, 33, who also has a cameo in the video for Beyonce’s single: “Superpower” and too, is very supportive of her bandmate’s racy album, spoke with Essence at their 5th Annual Black Women in Music Event in West Hollywood on January 22 (2014) about the sexually charged album and songs [on it] like: “Drunk in Love,” “Blow,” “Partition” and “Rocket.”
Although it was more revealing than she expected, Michelle gushes: “I love her new album! I think it’s amazing! I was telling someone on the way here how I was laughing–I don’t know if it’s laughter of shyness or embarrassment because the makeup artist and everyone was listening to her say these things, and I’m like, ‘That’s private girl! We aren’t supposed to know all that!’ but she is married and has produced a baby, and we know what you have to do to produce a baby so OK!”
It’s been long rumored that the group would be getting back together-that hasn’t happened yet, however-they are still conjoined at the hip.
At last year’s Super Bowl (2013) during half-time before Beyonce ended the set and branched off to perform a medley of her greatest hits as a solo artist, the super-group performed of medley of their greatest Destiny’s Child hits.
Additionally, the duo did release a song (“Nuclear”) produced by super-producer: Pharrell Williams (no relation to Michelle). It was featured on a 2013 compilation album called Love Songs, but no actual Destiny’s Child album followed.
Although Michelle doesn’t think Destiny’s Child will ever record an entire album she admits that future reunions are never out of the question.
“I think we just kind of like doing those one offs, I think those are more special,” she expressed.
Michelle, who [in August 2013] released her gospel album: “Journey to Freedom” has gone on record and stated that fans who didn’t like gospel shouldn’t count hers out.
As she explains: gospel music is the foundation of who she is, and what she came from. And [she] hopes that she is embraced [in going from secular music to a solo gospel singer].
The single: “If We Had Your Eyes” did well on the gospel circuit which Michelle prefers to call it something given her own interpretation: “Urban Inspirational.”
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