Image Courtesy RCA RecordsIt’s been three years since Monica released her last album, New Life, and now she’s changed up her look as she prepares for her comeback album.
The singer showed off a bold, new red haircut to celebrate her seventh studio album, Code Red, which inspired her new style.
“The cut symbolizes me getting back to the fearlessness and courageous part of myself that I shared with the world in the ’90s when I released my first album Miss Thang,” Monica shares with People. “It’s easy to over-think things and not trust your natural instincts. I let go and let the music be created in my truth.”
Monica’s new cut also reflects where she is in her life. “I love that the cover speaks to how I feel as a woman, artist, mother and wife,” she explains. “I feel strong, encouraged and grateful. I also love that it’s fashion forward.”
Over on Instagram, Monica adds that she’s “moving closer to album release… It’s an exciting time.”
You can expect her eighth solo album to arrive later this year.