It marked the singer's debut release with the company following the disbandment of her former label, J Records in October A musical continuation of her commercially Spuk - Problem Anderer Leute - Noisevember Rain - Part 2 album Still StandingMonica started working on the album only weeks after the release of the former.
She reteamed primarily with frequent writers and producers, including Bryan-Michael CoxJermaine DupriMissy Elliottand Cainon Lamb but also collaborated with new and upcoming producers such as singer Rico Lovewhose songs replaced much of her cousin, producer Polow da Don 's original Fly Me To The Moon - Andy Bautista - Andy Bautista Plays. The album's lyrics explore the complexities of romantic relationships and stages of love, much of which was inspired by Monica's marriage to professional basketball player Shannon Brown and her relocation to Arizona.
Guest vocalists on the album are rappers Rick Ross and Wale as well as singer and close friend Mary J. With first month sales ofcopies, New Life sold significantly less than its predecessors. Monica released her sixth studio album, Still Standingin Chronicled by her BET reality series of the same name which was aired between October and Januarythe album marked her third album on J Records following the renewal of her contract in October Monica began recording the album during the third quarter of — just weeks after the release of Still Standing.
Morris, and Pierre Medor to retool New Life. Monica sings with impeccable deep alto vocals throughout the album. Her deep, emotive voice pilots her when the singer dives down to pain's core. Blige and Toni Braxton. The chorus has pop cultural references to MacBook and Facebook. So New Life is just saying embrace the new things that can come into your atmosphere. It can be great for you. So as I embrace new love, new music, new people, new things. So I named it New Life just as a representation of that.
As with Still Standingthe singer decided on the album's official title still during the pre-production process. Revealed via TwitterMonica wrote on her personal account on December 16, "Have a great day twit -fam. Don't be afraid of new things, new people, new opportunities or new love.
It just may give you a New Life. A simple head shot, the album cover was photographed by Taiwan -born photographer Yu Tsai on August 17, New Life was promoted by four singles. Man Who Has Everything - Monica - New Life reunited with director Diane Martel for the music video.
The video premiered Monica's Vevo on October 24, to coincide with Monica's thirty-first birthday. The accompanying music video was directed by Robinson and premiered on VH1 on March 5, New Life received generally mixed reviews Its House - Various - Ron Hardy #12 music critics.
At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 58, based on seven reviews, which indicates "mixed or average reviews". Although he found it "beautifully sung and slickly produced", Ken Capobianco of The Boston Globe also called the album "numbingly predictable" and commented that Monica "deserves better material than the generic songs she works with here. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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