"There were a number of different reasons," she told NPR when asked why she stopped releasing music. "But partly, the support system that I needed was not necessarily in place. There were things about myself, personal-growth things, that I had to go through in order to feel like it was worth it. In fact, as musicians and artists, it's important we have an environment — and I guess when I say environment, I really mean the [music] industry, that really nurtures these gifts. Oftentimes, the machine can overlook the need to take care of the people who produce the sounds that have a lot to do with the health and well-being of society, or at least some aspect of society. And it's important that people be given the time that they need to go through, to grow, so that the consciousness level of the general public is properly affected. Oftentimes, I think people are forced to make decisions prematurely. And then that sound radiates."
Adding some insight, Hill also shared that she has five children, the youngest of which is 2 years old.
"I don't know if you know this, but I have five children. The youngest is 2 now, so she's old enough that I can leave her for a period of time and know she's going to be okay. That's one reason [Hill is starting to perform again]. And I think it's just time. I'm starting to get excited again. Believe it or not, I think what people are attracted to about me, if anything, is my passion. People got exposed to my passion through music and
Ms. Hill also spoke on the importance of taking care of herself when she is asked about the responsibility that comes with being an influential voice.
"I have to take care of myself in order to take care of this
She also said that if she records again, fans may hear a different side of her.
"I'm trying to open up my range and really sing more. With The
For more of this interview, the whole interview with NPR can be read here.