India.Arie Working On Two-Volume Album

Neo-soul artist India.Arie is hoping to wrap work on her next Motown album within the next couple of months, she said earlier this week at the ASCAP Rhythm & Blues Awards in Los Angeles.

Neo-soul artist India.Arie is hoping to wrap work on her next Motown album within the next couple of months, she said earlier this week at the ASCAP Rhythm & Blues Awards in Los Angeles.

Tentatively titled "India.Arie's Song," the album was described by the artist as a two-volume set: the first will focus on life and relationships while the second will center on love and politics.

Collaborators on the project include songwriter/producer Mark Batson, who has worked in the past with the artist. Arie says she's not sure whether her current single, "Purify Me" from "The Diary of a Mad Black Woman" soundtrack, will appear on the new album.

"India.Arie's Song" will be the follow-up to 2002's "Voyage to India," which debuted at No. 6 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 976,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

As previously reported, Arie co-wrote the title track of Stevie Wonder's upcoming album, "A Time 2 Love," in tandem with the legendary artist.