Before heading into her "rock-soul" Sketchbook album, Fantasia dropped off another single in the seductive "PTSD" on Friday (Aug. 23), which features an assist from T-Pain.
The American Idol winner professes that she's willing to protect her mental health at all costs, as the tune radiates a much different vibe than the previously released "Enough." "This was a much edgier song for me but one that I felt was needed on the Sketchbook album," Fantasia says press release. "Many people have experienced disappointment in the pursuit of love, but refuse to let one bad experience dictate their entire outlook on love and romance overall."
Along with a new album on the horizon, Fantasia also announced a North American trek to close out 2019 alongside Tank, Robin Thicke and The Bonfyre. The 29-show tour kicks off in Columbia, S.C., on Oct. 17, with stops on deck in NYC, Detroit, Chicago, New Orleans and Houston.
Prior to Sketchbook's release, Billboard caught up with the North Carolina singer to get a better look at why her latest project took on that title. "That’s what I’m calling the album because that’s what my life has been,” Barrino explained. “Sketches are not perfect. You see the flaws and certain things but I’m still growing and whatever God has in mind, I’m still becoming that woman. I want people to see my journey, the fact that I’m being sketched in and I want them to hear it through the music this time.”