RS: Do you go clubbing yourself?
Michelle Williams: Absolutely.
RS: What's your favorite dance song right now?
Michelle Williams: I love Justin Timberlake's "Sexyback" and that Timbaland song "Elevator."
RS: Who are some of your favorite DJs?
Michelle Williams: Honestly, shucks, I don't know many really personally. I love Junior Vasquez. I got the chance to meet him in person here in New York the other day, and I was so excited about that.
RS: There's also a Maurice Joshua mix on the single.
Michelle Williams: Love Maurice Joshua.
RS: And he's been remixing you all the way back to the Destiny's
Child days. What about Maurice Joshua do you like so much?
Michelle Williams: I like the way he utilizes the live instruments.
RS: Speaking of Destiny's Child, what's your favorite Destiny's
Child song to sing live?
Michelle Williams: Soldier.
RS: Very cool. You also did a video for this single "We Break the
Dawn." What was the story behind the video?
Michelle Williams: Well, the great director by the name of Phil Griffin, this was his debut in the United States. He's from the UK – so his vision was just something different from what all the other video directors wanted to do. For this video, I did want to do the club thingy, because when you think of We Break The Dawn – of course, I'm always doing something unexpected, something different. I titled the album Unexpected, so when the director was like 'we're doing red carpets in the middle of the street, in Los Angeles,' you know, my red carpet, I thought that was so cool. Introduce me to the world.
RS: One of the many things I like about you is the way you're
always presented in a very classy way, and as opposed to a lot of the
R&B singers, who are always showing their body and they use that to
replace their talent. Is that from your Gospel background, where
you're keeping you're keeping your self-respect?
Michelle Williams: Well baby, I'm comfortable when I've got clothes on, you know what I'm saying? Maybe that works for other people. It's so crazy because I watch old videos with Ginger Rogers and Cyd Charisse and they wore all that stuff that might be considered lingerie, but they weren't considered tacky. That's just what they were comfortable in. I like what I wear and it's what I am comfortable in, you know.
RS: Very cool. What would you like to say to all your dance music
fans out there?
Michelle Williams: Thank you so much for love and the support. I've had an overwhelmingly positive response. I'm excited because I'm gaining new fans, and dance music is so huge. I'm learning so much about that world and I'm glad I did this album.
Posted June 2, 2008