Keri Hilson Talks No Boys Allowed (Recap)
"I am in a place where I'm a lot less concerned with how things are received. That mindset for me right now is a gift. I don't feel the pressure to be liked or loved by everyone. I can't please everyone. You're not going to win that battle, even when you feel like you are doing something everyone will like. People have something to say no matter what, so I may as well be myself."
It is this confidence and strong sense of self that thematically propels Hilson's latest offering. Driven by the hit singles "Breaking Point" and "Pretty Girl Rock," No Boys Allowed is a call to arms for women everywhere. "Sonically [the album] is the same, but the topics and my delivery are probably a little more aggressive," says Hilson of the evolution of her sound. "The core of it is still emotional, the tone of it is still coming from the same place. Women do need girl power, we do need the togetherness that my music may bring them." - more on this story