"Well, I had a project named Mars," she said, again with a laugh, referring to her six-month-old baby girl. The good news, though, for those eager to hear the new fruits of Badu's musical labor? The tracks are all already written; the album's just getting tweaked at this point.
"I'm recording a little now, and I only have one song fully mixed," Badu explained. "But the process goes pretty quickly. I'm mixing it now, and I'm adding on the last layer of it. I do my music like a Subway sandwich. We're on the last layer right now, with the sauce and the top bun."
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And, Badu said, there's an official release date for the album already on the books, too--although that information can't yet be publicly released.
Still, Badu said, the album should be worth its wait.
"Oh, I've got some surprises for y'all," she said teasingly when discussing the disc's contents. "I'm super excited about it. And I'd tell you if I wasn't. You know I would."