Former Danity Kane member D. Woods is about to release her first solo album since splitting from the MTV/Diddy created group that made her famous. The singer took to her Twitter page recently to post an image of her album’s cover art, as well as it’s release date. Titled “The Gray Area”, D’s new album will hit record store shelves on December 8th and will reportedly feature production from Ne-Yo, The Dream and Tricky Stewart.
D. recently blogged about her album and explained it’s title to those who may have found it a tad bit confusing.
“This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for!
I, D. Woods, will be releasing some music!!! Trust me boys and girls, I’ve been more anxious than you. Over the past year, I’ve existed in one of the most awkward situations yet in my life. Both loving and hating the profession I’ve chosen for myself, in bondage and then breaking free from contractual chains, both visible and obscure on the world stage, excited but also scared to death of what’s to come. It was exactly as my attorney repeatedly described my termination from DK as while prying me out of the contract, “a gray area”.
I was in limbo. I’m sure there are lots of artists and people in other lines of work feeling the same thing. In order to relate to others, I described my situation like the many who found themselves unemployed at the end of 2008 and throughout 2009. So what did you guys do while in your “gray area”? Some of you are still in it right?
Well what I did was what I’ve been doing since 3 years old, what I love doing and can’t help but to do no matter what’s happening, that’s staying creative.
Reintroducing myself to myself, detoxing my psyche from the negative images, comments and stereotypes that were forced on me, and just letting everything I held back for the last 2 1/2 years flow, I ended up with the beginning of a body of work that is truly D.Woods. I say the beginning because the metamorphisis is still in progress. But I’ve come to realize that I’m not just doing this for me, I want those out there who’ve been rooting for me to see, hear and rock out to the work I’ve been doing.
So, on 12.08.09 Woodgrane Entertainment (that’s my company yall 😉 in partnership with Bonzi/Fontana UMD presents D.Woods’ “The Gray Area” will be available online through all the online music stores! Thank you for hitting me up on twitter, myspace, if u saw me in the mall or late night at Kroger, booking me at ur clubs in your city etc.
It fueled the fire to get me through THE GRAY AREA! Xoxo!”