*Solange Knowles says the stress of recording her upcoming album became overwhelming at times, and at one point caused her to “lose it.”

“There was definitely a little bit of a breakdown involved,” she told Vibe. “I literally gave up my sanity for a while to do this record. To the point to where I started doing it in Santa Barbara and I had to relocate to LA because I was losing it.

“We literally were waking up in the morning and just making music all day and all night. We left the house maybe three times!

“It just started to wear on me in so many different ways. I started having these crazy panic attacks. I can say that I totally sacrificed so much mentally, emotionally and financially to get this record the way I wanted it to be. It’s more than an album to me. It’s a transitional time in my life.”

Due later this year, Solange said of her third solo album: “This is a dance record, but the lyrics can get pretty dark at times.”