‘Everyone Just Needs To Recharge And Breathe:’ Erica Campbell Talks Mary Mary Split
Earlier this month, Gospel duo Mary Mary announced that they would be taking a hiatus to focus on solo music, traveling and reconnecting with God. While they made it clear that they are not breaking up, they did express that time apart is necessary and much needed. The ladies just snagged a Grammy earlier this week for their 2012 hit, “Go Get It”. Sister 2 Sister recently caught up with Erica Atkins-Campbell to get the scoop on how she feels about working on a solo project and what we can expect from her during the hiatus. She also had a word or two for her show’s critics. Check out what she had to say.
On what she currently has in the works:
“You can expect music from me, possibly a children’s book and children’s music from Tina [Campbell]. I think she wants to just take a break and breathe. So, that’s what we’re going to do.”
On being anxious about doing a solo album:
“Of course there’s anxiety with us stepping out to do different things. We’ve been joined at the hip for the last twelve years, and so now we’re taking chances and doing different stuff. You gotta flip it up every now and again. It’s been twelve years so it’s time to flip it around.”
On negative comments being made about the show:
“There are so many channels for you to watch, so… turn. I mean, my truth isn’t theirs. I’m not forcing nobody to watch just because I sing Gospel music. But, if there’s something that resonates, if there’s a truth that you can connect with, if there’s something that you see and you’re like ‘Gosh, I went through that same thing,’ and ‘How did they deal with this?’ because we’re committed to resolve in our show. We’re committed to forgiveness and not just slamming each other, but we’re telling the truth and sometimes it ain’t cute. If people can’t deal with that, there’s a lot of other channels for them to watch.”
Although I hate to see them apart, something tells me they could both put out great music as solo artists as well.
On another note: Doesn’t she look amazing?
Peep footage of Erica’s interview on the next page. What do you think of her response?