Fans of Fantasia Barrino should look forward to a treat in the near future, as the “American Idol” winner has announced that she will be releasing a gospel album.
In an interview with MB Mag, Fantasia discussed whether she is done with singing and, if not, whether she has any plans for the future. She said, at the 38:41 mark of the interview, “I can never stop singing because that’s what God’s placed me on this Earth to do. But yeah, the music will change; the sound will change. It’s time for a new sound.”
She explained she will be exploring a different sound because God “opened up doors” and “allowed people to fall in love with Tasia.” She continued, “And now it’s time for me to take them on another journey, which is into worship.” The soon-to-be mother of three says the forthcoming shift in her sound is long overdue and says it’s “not the same over there” in reference to the R&B genre in which her music has fallen within. “I don’t want to give all my goods to an area that doesn’t deserve it. I’m going to give it back to God.”
Fantasia did not have an ETA for when she plans to begin working on her album, but she did tell her fans to “just hang in there, honey.” She is currently focusing on safely delivering her third child. She was rushed to the hospital a month ago after experiencing contractions at the six-month mark of her pregnancy.
She announced the news to her fans in an Instagram post, writing, “Good morning. We’ve been in the hospital all day. We have to stay in the hospital for a while. My baby girl thinks she’s missing something out here, but she’s got to stay in here a little longer.” At the end of the video, she said, “My contractions are starting to come down now. My body is just tired, but we’ve got this.”
The “Truth Is” singer and her husband, Kendall Taylor, revealed on “The Tamron Hall Show” that she had fertility problems before learning she was pregnant and that they had been trying to start a family for three years. After a doctor misinformed Fantasia of one fallopian tube being blocked when it was really the “other one,” the couple decided to trust God and let things happen naturally.
Fantasia and Taylor are expecting their first child together. Taylor has one child from a previous relationship, while Fantasia has two.