Jordin Sparks revealed what her fans are supposed to expect from her upcoming fifth studio album, expected to be released this year.
At PEOPLE’s Women In The Mix panel, held on Thursday, February 1, 2024, Sparks joined Marcella Araica and Carly Pearce to discuss how more space and opportunities can be created for even more female representation in the music industry.
At the red carpet of the event, the 34-year-old artist discussed her upcoming album with the outlet and said, “This new music is all about stepping into the woman I am now, stepping into my power, my confidence, who I am as a woman, a human, an artist, a mom, a wife, a friend, a woman.”
She revealed that listeners will “hear little bits and pieces” of versatile music genres that “inspired [her] over the years,” including country, R & B and “a little bit” of her “gospel roots.”
The singer also explained how her soon-to-be-released music allowed her to feel “freedom” within herself. She shares that freedom has “been a throughline.”
She further stated that throughout her career as well as previously her focus “has been the freedom within the creative” or “sometimes the focus has been the freedom within the look.”
“I want to be able to record the music that I want to record because I want to record it, not because it has to meet certain criteria. I want to make it for me, and I want to believe in it, and I want to love it,” Sparks added.
Describing the liberty her album made her feel, the Battlefield album-maker said, “But the album is going to be amazing because I don't want to put any limits on myself.”
Also elaborating on how Sparks drew firmer boundaries, she admitted that it assisted in protecting her “energy,” “peace” and her “peace of mind and heart.”
The musician said that the protection of those elements has become her “top priority that comes before anything else.”
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