Entertainment Music Taraji P. Henson Reveals She's 'Been Secretly Working' on an EP That 'Makes You Want to Dance' "It just came out of me!" she told Women's Health By Tomás Mier Published on October 19, 2021 04:40 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Taraji P. Henson. Photo: Marcus Smith for Women’s Health Taraji P. Henson The Singer. In a new cover story interview for Women's Health, the actress — who studied musical theater at Howard University — revealed that she's been working on new music, which she expects to release at the start of next year. "I've been singing," the 51-year-old told the outlet, adding that being dairy-free may have helped her reach high notes. "It just came out of me!" "I've been secretly working on an EP," she added. "But it wasn't like, 'Taraji wants to sing,' and then 20 writers come and bring me their songs." Taraji P. Henson. Marcus Smith for Women’s Health Taraji P. Henson Had to Address Her Health After a Stomach Illness Caused Her to Vomit Uncontrollably Henson explained that instead of having people write songs for her, she's been penning lyrics herself and instead collaborating with high-end producers for feel-good, sexy tracks. "[It] makes you want to dance until the sun comes up," she told the outlet. "I want people to know that it's never too late for anything," she added. "You can get your health together and live out your wildest dreams." Henson explained that singing brought her a new world of possibilities and "it felt as if the sky opened up," according to the outlet. Taraji P. Henson. Marcus Smith for Women’s Health Taraji P. Henson Continues Mental Health Discussions in Peace of Mind Season 2 — Watch Trailer Henson, who has been open about struggling with depression and anxiety and hosts Peace of Mind on Facebook Watch, said she loves to work out often — especially "anything to do with the butt" — as it helps her feel good. "I realized I had to do everything I could to feel good, or that depression thing was going to get the best of me," she said. She later added, "When I get those endorphins going, I'm like a whole different girl."