late ’97 into early ’98.
3 pop divas,
created musical magic based on their various experiences.
One was dealing with the freedom that came from leaving her ex-husband.
One was dealing with depression from an unfaithful husband.
One was dealing with continuing her relevancy within a changing culture.
butterfly (september ’97).
the velvet rope (october ’97).
ray of light (february ’98).
this is how the holy trinity was formed.
sidebar: i personally listen to the velvet rope first,
and end it with ray of light.
each album was raw,
by the end of the albums,
you felt a shift.
it is said these albums are their magnum opus.
many gay males found solace and strength within their lyrics.
each of their albums has helped me overcome in some way.
the ig foxhole has been poppin’ about this since i posted it first there.
i wanted to circle back to 2016 tho…