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Adina Howard is Back!

Adina Howard

That’s right, the sultry singer known for her hit song “Freak Like Me”, along with many others, is working on a new album and promoting her new single Switch. Since her hiatus, Adina has gotten married, and received her Culinary Arts degree.  She is excited about her upcoming album, saying “I’m doing it my way, and I am working at my own pace.”

Adina initially was not going to create another album, but was motivated by her husband to release another one. Speaking on today’s artists and their sexuality, Adina says that sexuality is a part of life.  singers like Rihanna, whom she calls her “little spawn”, and Miley, are artists and are themselves.

Adina’s album is scheduled to release in early 2014. —Alysia M. Lester

What was your inspiration for the song “Switch”?

It’s interesting because my husband is the project coordinator for this new project, but I actually was not going to record another album at all.  I was so over it. My husband said, ‘Babe, you have one more in you. Just do one more project.’

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Adina HowardWhat did you think of the song?

When I first heard it, I wasn’t really feeling it, but then I had to check myself because I’m one of those people that when my ego gets in the way, I will block my blessing. So I really started listening to the song and the lyrics and said that’s me. I love changing up and looking different. I don’t like to follow the crowd. I like to lead the crowd, so this song for me is indicative of who I am as a person, because ‘imma switch up on you in a heartbeat.

Can listeners expect variety on this upcoming album?

Definitely. Music is universal.

Are you excited about this album?

Yes, definitely. I am under a new label, and I am doing it my way, not waiting on other people, and working at my own pace.

What are you doing in your off time from promoting?

I am working as a cook after receiving my culinary arts degree, and am enjoying spending time with my family. (Adina is married and has a 14 year-old daughter.)

Who is your favorite artist to listen to?

I like Rihanna. I call her my little spawn [laughs]. I enjoy her music.

Speaking of her music, how do you feel about today’s artists expressing their sexuality?

They are expressing themselves. They are artists. I remember the media went crazy when my music first came out. It’s just sex. We all got here from somewhere. These artists do things to get attention by any means necessary.  Sometimes it’s detrimental to their career, other times it’s not.  I say do you and be you.

When is your release date for the album?

I am still working on it, but it will be out in the beginning of 2014.

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