Cynthia Erivo Details Her Debut Album “Ch. 1 Vs. 1”

Cynthia Erivo.
Cynthia Erivo. Photo by David Fisher/Shutterstock (10525963li)

Actress and singer Cynthia Erivo appears to have her debut album finished and ready to go. The Grammy Award-winner recently shared that the record will be titled Ch. 1 Vs. 1 and is scheduled to arrive on September 17th.

According to Erivo, the album was in the making for the past two years. The writing and recording process included contributions from a number of collaborators, including songwriter/producer Sean Douglas, ex-Ben’s Brother frontman Jamie Hartman, and composer Kaveh Rasteghar.

“In storytelling, chapter one and verse one is the way you always begin, and because I believe I’m a storyteller, that’s what I wanted to do with my music,” said Erivo in a press release. “That’s what this is about, just starting [and revealing] the human parts of me that you don’t often get to see.”

Aside from detailing the Ch. 1 Vs. 1, Erivo also presented the album’s lead single, “The Good,” and an accompanying music video directed by Mollie Mills. Check it out below.

Cynthia Erivo is better known to the general public as an actress, having starred in a number of successful theater productions and appeared in several high-profile movies, including Academy Award-nominated Harriet

Erivo’s singing career was previously tied to guest appearances and soundtrack contributions. She has several singles as a lead artist, most notably Harriet staple “Stand Up” and John Legend duet “God Only Knows.”