Shelia Goss: You’ve worked with a lot of people as an accomplished songwriter. When did you decide to go from behind the scenes and do your own album?
This is actually my second album. My first album “Consenting Adultz” was in 1998. I ended up putting it out myself.
Shelia: What should listeners expect from your new album?
Expect real good soul music. Great songs that make you want to love and love soul music again. Everything is from the heart.
Shelia: Are there any duets or any other collaborations on this album?
No actual duets. I have a couple of featured artists on the record like Young MC, Dave Thompson from Take 6, Bridget Bryant-one of the singers that sing with Will Downing.
Shelia: Do you think the “Old School” sound is making a comeback?
Absolutely. Artists like John Legend and Musiq Soulchild are bringing the sound back to the forefront.
Shelia: How do you want women to feel after listening to your album?
Like they just been with a man. (lol). Loved. As if they lost the best guy they could have ever had.
Shelia: Who do you listen to when not in the studio?
A lot of different people. I don’t listen to a lot of music as much anymore, because I do it so much. When I do it’s Luther. . . Barry White. . . Will Downing. . . I dig John Legend and Musiq Soulchild. . . I also listen to Jeffrey Osborne.
Shelia: What is a typical day like for you?
My day starts around 5:30 or 6 in the morning. I try to get up early to go to the gym. I run a couple of different businesses so I’m usually back in the office by 8 and work until about 3 or 4.
Shelia: What advice would you give those interested in breaking into the music industry?
Follow your passion. Do music that you feel. Don’t try to do what’s out there, do you. Be who you are and everything will follow. Don’t give up and develop a thick skin.
Shelia: Do you have any sisters or brothers? If so, are they also in the music business?
I’m an only child.
Shelia: With a voice like yours, some of the female readers might be wondering if you’re single and available. Are you?
I am almost taken.
Shelia: Is there anything else you would like to share with your fans?
I want to thank them very much for getting me to this point. Thank you tremendously.
Shelia: Do you have a website?