The soulful songstress is back to spread the Love.
HHW: How long have you been working on your album P.S. I Love Me?
Lil’ Mo: I’ve been working on this particular edition since January 2011! I’ve started and stopped on this album so many times so it’s the perfect blend of what all my fans have been craving for the last 4 years.
Where is your favorite place to record and why?
I had a studio built in my home in 2004. Since then that is the only place I’ll record unless I’m not in town. I’m real picky about where I let my emotions flow.
What type of vibe do you like or try to create while working in the studio?
I like to have fun in the studio. We laugh, joke all the time in there, but when I’m in the booth I’m a monster. I’m claustrophobic so I like to get in and out. I can’t stand people in the studio who just sit there and do nothing. I’m like, ‘Why are you here?’ (LOL)
When do you prefer to have your recording sessions? Is the time of day relevant to your creativity?
The best time to record is when my kids are about to go to bed. So I bring a big comforter in the studio and they sit and watch me sing until they fall asleep. It is so cool to be a mom and Lil’ Mo all in one.
What are a few things that’s a must have at your sessions?
Bottled water, my Blackberry, Honey-Lemon Halls, a mixed libation, and my MacBook Pro so I can Ustream and all my peeps can indulge and feel they are apart of making history w/ me.
How did you come up with the album title?
I was thinking about my time away from the industry, what was missing and what I needed most to bring me back and put me musically where I needed to be. It always has and will be LOVE! But what’s the use of having love and not loving yourself. So I had to love me more. And that’s an ode to myself, and note I mentally make, that no matter what, before it’s all said and done, P.S. I Love ME! Owwwwww!
How do you know or determine that you have had a successful session?
All my sessions are successful. It’s so hard to get me in the studio, so when I go in I go innnnnnn.
Who are some of the producers you worked with on the album as well as any features?
My whole album is in-house! We are a family business! HoneyChild Entertainment, Writerz Blok and my husband and bro-in-law are the B-Boys. My godbrother Malcolm of the UrbanRockStarz mixed it. So we are a ‘MO’vement.
If there was one thing you wanted people to know about Lil Mo what would that be?
That I disinfect and bleach my counters and whole house personally! I do NOT play w/ germs. I love to be domestic more than anything. I’m the coolest person in the galaxy. I can cook really good too.
Let’s talk about your first single “On The Floor,” how did that come about?
I always do anthems, so why not do a female summer anthem that the men can appreciate? So when a girl is droppin’ it low, he can jump on back there and get his life. I’m just saying.
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