Fresh off their Billboard Music Awards performance with Salt-N-Pepa, where they sang a medley of greatest hits, En Vogue stopped to chat with Billboard backstage to discuss the performance and new music.
The performance, says Terry Ellis, was “So much fun. It feels great. We can relax now. It was a little nerve-wracking but we had so much fun.”
Speaking of their new album, Electric Café — their first new record in 14 years — Cindy Herron-Braggs explains, “It was initially produced, in the beginning, by Denzel Foster, our original producer, and Thomas McElroy, so we did a lot of writing and we got the foundation of the album, and then we expanded out. We have a song, the current song, by Ne-Yo, produced by Sauce. We have a song by Dem Jointz, we have Snoop on one of our records, ‘Have a Seat.’”
“We collab with Raphael Saadiq,” adds Rhona Bennett. “And one of the things that I personally love about the record is that it’s very diverse. It’s very creative. Even though there’s an R&B through line, you’ve got a lot of different variations. You’ve got a little soul punk, got a little soul pop, so there’s something for everybody. It’s an evolved sound for EV.”
You can watch the full interview with En Vogue above.