Artist are special individuals. They open the inner-layers of their core for the worlds consumption. Often subject to heavy criticism, negativity, and experiences that have the potential to harden one beyond compare, these creative souls live in a more fragile state of being. Essentially all artist are fighting, for their passion, understanding, and liberation.
From Prince, to Lauryn Hill , to even Brandy, yes I said Brandy, all singers who have publicly fought for their creativity and freedom. Brandy is a R&B veteran whom many consider an icon and a legend in the making. Often celebrated for her artistic depth and unmatched vocal abilities, Ms. Norwood is indeed a force.
Any true fan is very familiar with her heavy catalog of unreleased tracks. Among the best “Freedom”, taken from her Human era. Definitely personal, sonically impressive, and showing Brandy at one of her most vulnerable moments, “Freedom” is a cry, a plea for her independence. After listening to this song repeatedly for the past four years, it hit me. Brandy is a freedom fighter, all artists are.