Sophia Brown album Catch Me If You Can to be release March 2 , 2012
Brown spent most of last year travelling and recording new songs for her album that should have been released in 2011, but was delayed because she wasn't completely happy with the final product.
Those songs now replaced, Brown is aiming for the release of the album, Catch Me If You Can, by March.
The album will be launched in Los Angeles on March 2 and Kingston on the 28th.
"For 2012, I am smiling because the journey is over, based upon the fact that I've completed the album and that was a big thing for me in 2011," she said.
"The album should have come in 2011 but it didn't and the fact that I completed it in 2011 means that I can be more focused on the marketing and promotion," she said, smiling broadly while acknowledging that it feels like a weight has been lifted off her shoulder.
When the album was initially done, there were four songs that the international reggae singer felt conflicted with its tone, and set out to produce additional songs that she would have felt more comfortable with.
"A lot of people know me for singing love songs but there are other topics that I wanted to sing about, things like social commentary, that's what I replaced some of the love songs with," she said.
"That is what I wanted people to see. We have a song that was produced by Cash Flow, titled Mama Africa, which is getting good rotation here but, internationally, a lot of people - the feedback that I get from Europe, Japan,
the United States and even the Caribbean and Canada - is that they weren't expecting a song like that from me because they only know me to sing love songs. So I can just imagine when they hear the track with Luciano, called Poverty. There is a little bit for everyone and I hope they embrace it."
Global Attack Tour
Brown has already started looking out into the world now for locations for performance dates in what she describes as a 'Global Attack Tour', and there are several bookings already on the calendar.
"Right now we're lining up shows for her and we're trying to get some shows over in Dubai and the UK," Brown's booking agent, Falina Rasool, revealed during a phone call from her office in California.
"She will be performing at a celebrity football game on Sunday, at the Home Depot Centre in Carson, California. She is also sharing the stage with Orlando Brown from That's So Raven.
Pointing out that they're looking to bring Brown out as an international Jamaican artiste, Rasool said response to the curvy Jamaican has been amazing.
"Right now we're awaiting a meeting with Universal Records and we're contemplating certain dates to fit with her schedule," she said.
Rasool also revealed that they are trying to get American recording star John Legend to record a song with her. The plan, she said, is to expose Brown to an even wider market than before including Asian and European markets, and especially the lucrative Dubai market.
READ MORE ABOUT SOPHIA BROWN
RETURN HOME FROM SOPHIA BROWN PAGE