Monica‘s seventh studio album New Life is in stores now after it was released this week. She’s made the media rounds in support of the project and recently sat down with AOL’s Boombox to discuss the album, her possible upcoming tour with Brandy, and whether or not she would play her longtime friend Whitney Houston in a biopic on the icon’s life.
On the inspiration for her song ‘Man Who Has Everything’ on New Life
“It had this special meaning to me because my husband used to always say, ‘You are something so special to me. This type of love can’t be bought.’
“It speaks volumes to the fact that a lot of people are defined by the things that they have and the things that they’ve obtained and the things that they’ve done and accomplished, but in a real relationship that’s full of real love, none of that really matters. So, ‘Man Who Has Everything’ is definitely one of our favorites as a couple.”
On touring with Brandy
“What we’ve done is we’ve sat down and talked about the way that it would go, and us co-headlining and being able to take walks through the past, and go through both of our first albums, see one come out, one leave, one come back, one leave again. Something very special so that the audience can feel like they’re having a full experience of both of us as individual artists, but also us in this newfound group we’ve become after reuniting after 14 years since the previous record ‘The Boy Is Mine.’”
On if she would accept the role if offered to play Whitney Houston in a biopic
“Absolutely without question. Not only was she my idol, she was my friend. She was there for me for the last 15 years. Never once did she waver in her faith in me. Never once did she tell me no she couldn’t help me. She was a listening ear. She was a shoulder to cry on. I would be honored.
“I would probably step away and study for at least three to six months before I even embarked upon something like that. But if that ever came my way I would absolutely do it.”
You can get Monica’s New Life on iTunes now!
Previously: Watch: Monica Performs On AOL Sessions