If you’ve never heard of Atlanta-based singer Algebra Blessett, you’re missing out. But you can make up for it by checking out her new CD Recovery, out tomorrow. The soulful R&B singer has her own unique take on life, love and relationships and a lot of us can relate.
“I believe that when we lay down at night our cells regenerate, we’re recovering from something,” she told the Tom Joyner Morning Show. “We lay down, we don’t try to recover, we just do. We go from being happy to happiest and it’s that process in between that makes us who we are. So we recover from heartache of course or it’s ‘I’m an auntie now, how do I do this?’ It’s just being strung out on life, the goodness of Iife and the sadness that comes along with it. That’s where the art comes from.”
As for her unique name, Algebra says that’s actually her given name. She added her last name to her projects this year, because it made it too hard for her fans to find her. “Everytime you google ‘Algebra’ tutorials show up. So I added my last name this time. My mother named me. That’s my government name. I was named after both of my aunts – Alegbra Felicia. And my grandmother, my dad’s mother, was heavily into math. So I got stuck. I’ve heard every joke. I had to develop tough skin early on. “
As of now, she’s developed a great sophomore album, featured in the latest In-Studio Jam, which you can watch here. Tracks like “I Struggle to Be” “Right Next To You” and “Forever More” are the highlights along with her single “Nobody But You.”
“‘Nobody But You’ came from a conversation [my team and I] were having among ourselves about just letting the other person know that they’re wanted, loved, needed or whatever,” Algebra told Boombox.com. “Because sometimes we lose it. We’re always texting or emailing but the purpose of the song was to just say ‘You’re the one.’”
Atlanta hitmaker Brian Michael Cox and singer/songwriter Eric Roberson are among the producers Algebra worked with on her second release. You can download her mixtape via her Facebook page here. While she hopes that Recovery does well, she is more interested in making sure that her truth is expressed in her work.
“I really believe that as individuals if we just focus on the honesty of it and be true from the rip, out the gate, getting real and being you from the beginning, that lessens the pressure,” she told Boombox.com.