India.Arie is putting the finishing touches on her second album, entitled ‘Voyage to India’.
The follow-up to 2001’s fabulous ‘Acoustic Soul’ has been penciled in to drop on the 24th of September. ‘Little Things’, which has already hit airwaves Stateside, is the first single to be lifted from the upcoming LP. According to her spokeperson, India will be shooting a video for the song come 17th and 18th of August.
India’s new album will not feature any guest appearances, though she has built a reputation as being quite a collaborator since the release of ‘Acoustic Soul’. She recorded duets with John Mellencamp on his ‘Peaceful World’ song and jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, called ‘Just Another Parade’.
‘Acoustic Soul’ has sold 1.64 million copies to date, according to statistics, and it has earned India.Arie seven Grammy nominations.
The neo-soul singer whom I personally think is one of the best out there in the industry has been nominated for Best R&B/Soul Single, Solo, for her number ‘Brown Skin’ at this year’s 8th annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards. The ceremony will be broadcast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California on the 24th of August.
Hear ‘Little Things’ at the link provided below. In my opinion, I think it’s a song that has India written all over it. Either her or Aaliyah. http://demand1.stream.aol.com/ramgen/aol/us/aolmusic/artists/universal/indiaarie/indiaarie_littlethings_web.rm