We caught up with the first lady of soul in her London hotel to find out about her new album Life & Love, Collaberating with other stars and how to get famous.
CM- How was it going back in the studio with P Diddy?
MJB- It was a lot of fun because I missed him, I missed him because he always made me laugh and I missed being around someone who cares so much about us both succeeding. Its great to work with someone who cares enough to get into arguments with me about my material, he is so professional, a real perfectionist.
CM- You co-produced the album with P Didddy, how did that work out?
MJB- I really trust Puffs ears so we picked all the songs that would make the album together. Puff really knows what will make people dance where as I am more concerned about what will get people in the ribs, what will make them feel the song. That's the chemistry we have, he would worry about making people dance while worked on making people feel the emotion, concentrating on the strings or whatever that will relax or excite a person when they listen to the record.
CM- Do you prefer working in the studio to performing live?