Celebrity Interviews

Goapele Speaks on 2-Year Hiatus, New Album + Reaches In Sway’s Mystery Sack

This morning we had the pleasure of chopping it up with singer-songwriter Goapele about her two-year hiatus, reconnecting with fans and her latest project Dreamseeker. “I’m just at a place where I’m like, it’s time to sieze the moment . . . and just really get to a feeling that’s authentic to me. The goal was really to make a project that people could really put on from start to finish.” The 10-track EP comes after her 2014 album Strong As Glass and features Motown Grammy-nominated artist, BJ the Chicago Kid.

The Oakland native breaks down some of our favorite tracks from her new album. She also shares her thoughts on the sonic evolution of R&B from when she was coming up, compared to now.

Goapele describes the last porn she watched, while playing Mystery Sack on Sway in the Morning (watch below to see what else she revealed).


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