Destiny's Child - interview

Destiny’s Child

Destiny’s Child - interview

Destiny’s Child - interview
Destiny’s Child interview

Destiny’s Child
Hi Bigger how ya doing

Bigger
I’m good, its good to see you again, you’ve always managed to come with the goods, but I’ve gotta say, my word, on this album from a total R&B perspective ‘Cater to U’, “Girl”, ‘T-Shirt,’ ‘If’, ‘She’s The Reason’, ‘Soldier’ this is arguable your finest work to date do you think?

Destiny’s Child
I was nervous then when you said “but I’ve gotta say”. It means a lot to us when someone like you say’s that. Thank you so much

Bigger
So how do you feel about the album?

Destiny’s Child
Well we defiantly feel like this is some of our best work, we had a lot of growth especially since we had 3 years apart from each other. I think that has caused all of us to grow and to learn and I think all of that knowledge came back into Destiny’s Child. Which made it a little bit more interesting cos there’s so much to talk about on this record, it tells a story from start to finish.

Bigger
Lyrically you seem to be getting stronger and stronger do you feel because of the solo careers and as you are as artists you’ve grown so far yourselves in recent years has that helped you as a unit as far as Destiny’s’ Child is concerned?

Destiny’s Child
Yeah the growth is something that we needed to do, everybody is pleased with what they’ve done there’s not a song on the album that we don’t wanna hear it, again and again.

Bigger
With the success you’ve had as arguably the biggest group in the world and all the hard work you have to put in touring and promoting an album what on earth possessed you to go and do the solo careers

Destiny’s Child
(Kelly laughs and replies) Well I think that DC had been out for so long that I think we wanted to give the audience a break. I think that’s really important to let yourself just breathe for a minute, but none of us really breathed. Michelle jumped right into her record I remember after that the song with Nelly came out I didn’t get a break and Beyonce has defiantly not had a break. All of us have really been on a run and it’s a blessing cos to do a solo project is not easy when you’ve been in a group. Then to come back to the group the world thought it wasn’t going to be easy for us. But after we did ‘Survivor’ we did say that we were gonna do solo projects and we did say that we was gonna come back together and do another album and that’s exactly what happened. The one thing that the world knows about DC is that we do keep our word.

Bigger
I bet there was a lot of doubters out there that thought is this the beginning of the end for DC but you’ve proved them wrong so well done. Lets talk about the singles which have all been very strong but lets talk about ‘Lose My Breath’ because you went back and worked with Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins how did the reunion come back around with Rodney?

Destiny’s Child
It’s wonderful, its so funny cos Michelle and Beyonce had heard the backing track for Lose My Breath first and they called me from the studio and they were like, you don’t understand this track is amazing I can’t wait till you hear it, they kept saying you have got to hear the drums, they sounded so excited so I was so excited, so I went to the studio the next day and I heard it and I was like this track is definitely a single so we did Lose My Breath on last day of recording and that’s how we got our first single but we had recorded Soldier early on.

Bigger
Numerous platinum albums and hit singles so many awards its amazing the career you’ve had already. With it coming up to 8 years in the public eye what does DC see as there biggest achievement to date

Destiny’s Child
Still being friends even after all this, we still call each other all the time. We wanna have our babies together, why don’t we set a date now (Kelly giggles).
Hi Michelle Hi Beyonce check your diaries we will conceive the 9th that would be some funny stuff wouldn’t it.

Bigger
Going back to the career you’ve had does it really seem 8 years that you’ve been in DC?

Destiny’s Child
Its been a long time but a blessing, you know some people don’t even make it this far and I think to still have such great fans that support us and the media they still support us. They all keep us alive it just such a blessing, so we don’t take it for granted and we just live each day as it comes. You know we thank you for each and every single one of our blessings, cos this isn’t easy we still work very hard we still wake up in the morning we go do interviews like we are now. I think that the best reward is your performance cos there always so great, you get to see the reactions on peoples faces and that makes you feel good that makes your job worth it. When you have a situation when you can get involved with worthwhile causes like The Make A Wish Foundation that we’ve been very much apart of and your able to give back to the community that has supported you. That’s also what really makes it even more worthwhile cos were lucky enough to make money from our career, so to give something back feels even better.

Bigger
From young ladies to young women you’ve been seen, as a role model to the world is it hard living up to other peoples expectations from such a young age

Destiny’s Child
We don’t live up to peoples expectations we sing what we wanna sing about and we do what we wanna do. Of course there are things that people would like for us to do and we do try and do what inspires record company and management. With DC what you see is what you get like we don’t really drink we like to make conscience decisions and I guess people like that so were happy they like it

Bigger
When you sit there in the studio and hear the product for the new album for the first time and your sitting there and writing it and putting it altogether musically. Do you still get that same gut feeling of excitement and hair standing up on the back of the neck that you’ve always had

Destiny’s Child
We knew with “Lose My Breath” we all felt it instantly and with “Cater 2 U” same feeling so there are certain things that you do know and when you listen to the finished product your like wow people are gonna love this, men will be our new best friends especially when they hear about us wanting to rub their feet on “Cater 2 U” (Kelly laughs). Sometimes though even now we are nervous about if people will like it or not.

Bigger
Going back to the older stuff you wrote every woman’s anthem independent woman when you went round and saw the reaction that record gave people what did it feel like

Destiny’s Child
Were Proud cos it let women who do work, who do get there own things, to feel even prouder of that, I think its good when a woman goes somewhere and she’s able to get it herself cos for such a long time women were not allowed to do that

Bigger
Whats it like being so much in peoples eyes and being part of the biggest female group in the world

Destiny’s Child

It feels wonderful, that’s a real compliment saying DC are the biggest female group in the world, so thank you for that, but it feels good I feel that if people could see and feel how we feel when we are in rehearsals, when we perform on the stage together. They have no idea what kinda high that gives us and the kind of energy, I wish we could get a little box and box up those kind of feelings that we get, I would love to give it to people they would go crazy

Bigger
Besides writing and performing the biggest cross over R&B hits there is, you also have this uncanny knack of writing some of the biggest R&B urban anthems. The kind of track you drop in the most underground of R&B clubs in any country. For example “So Good” when you dropped a track like that did you have any idea how big it was going to become even on the most street scenes in the world

Destiny’s Child
No we didn’t, but you know its funny when we came over to Europe people started talking about “So Good”. We were like should that be a single over here everybody loved it urban radio loved it all the radio just loved it. Its great when you make music and people just wanna play it so that was great.

Bigger
I could sit here chatting all day but we have to stick to time schedules all I can say is thanks for giving us another great album to write about and I must admit I think this is one of the best DC albums, thank you for talking to us.

Destiny’s Child
Thank you that means so much to us and thank you for your continued support.

http://www.destinyschild.com

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