AOL: Was there a moment where you able to breathe a sigh of relief and know that people did still want to hear what you had to say?
Fantasia: That moment for me had to be when I was walking through the store -- I can't remember what store it was -- but a couple of people came up to me and asked me, "Where's your music? Where are you? We need to hear you. We're hungry for you." That let me know, people still want to hear what I have to say. They still want to hear good soul music. I've been gone for a while, doing 'The Color Purple' for about two years. I'm still doing the show, still doing live shows, but mainly I took all my focus and put it into Broadway. To hear them come up to me in a store and just say, "Look, I'm hungry for you. Where you at?" that let me know I still got a shot at this. We could do this.
AOL: When was that?
Fantasia: It was probably about a year ago. We had been in the studio, we had been working. We must have like a hundred and something songs and it's all about trying to find the right music. This is my third album. It's very important to me and I didn't want to just put out anything. I wanted this album to very personal and I wanted it to be my story, my testimony. There were so many questions about Fantasia and I wanted to put all of that in the album.