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Chanté Moore says forthcoming album, The Rise of the Phoenix, almost didn’t rise at all


Ra-Fael BlancoChanté Moore‘s seventh studio album, The Rise of the Phoenix, is due to arrive very soon and while the R&B superstar tells ABC Radio that she “really enjoyed” making it, she also reveals that the disc almost didn’t come to fruition.

She says, “For awhile, I didn’t wanna do this anymore. I wasn’t sure about making another record. I wasn’t sure about any of it for awhile.”

But, she adds, “As I record[ed] it, it just kind of, it was a rebirth. It really was a rising.”

As for the meaning behind the album’s title itself, the “Love’s Taken Over” singer says it was inspired by how the project came together in the studio, along with “taking everything that’s happened to me and putting it into the music.” 

Among the things that have happened to Moore are two divorces: she split with actor Kadeem Hardison in 2000 and divorced Kenny Lattimore in 2011.

Even though it took four years for The Rise of the Phoenix to be recorded, Chanté promises that she still has a love for music.

“I love to sing. I really do love it,” she says, adding, “It’s the business of music I don’t always love and when I was working in the studio, the momentum started happening.” 

“It was something special that was happening. I just enjoyed my time in the studio so much and the music just inspired me.” 

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