Over the years her music has been an expression of where she is her life. It’s her point of view; which is kind of what music is supposed to be about.
It’s a well known fact that song or melody can bring back a memory in an instant. You remember where you were or what you were doing at a specific time, because of music.
In an interview with Marie Claire she explained the change in her and her music.
“I had a really hard time being light before. I’d get a little weird about it being too cliched. My first record was very cliched pop – what everyone else wanted.”
“‘Stripped’ was inspired by a lot of pain and ‘Back to Basics’ still had some sort of relation to my past.”
“My new one is just about the future – my son in my life, motivating me to want to play and have fun.”
“Things that maybe I’ve been afraid to do in the past, to allow myself to go to a place of ‘less singing’. I’m more vulnerable and stronger at the same time.”
I’m glad to see she hasn’t stayed in the same rut, she has let her life experiences change and mold her into a more mature artist.