Chrisette Michele is set to release her fourth studio album, Better, in 2013 — no release date quite yet. However, before that release the singer will be releasing a new mixtape to build the anticipation in the form of Audio Visual Presentation: Audrey Hepburn, December 8th. The video he concept is “Prisoner of a Still Picture” Dunson and I are stuck in the iconic photography of Audrey and the great Sir Davis.
I took some tidbits out from an interview Michele did with blog USLMag, about the album and the mixtape:
I have always had a love and fascination for Audrey Hepburn, so when I decided to take a break from the industry, I began to do research on her life. This is what led me to Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, and a few other countries. While in Paris I was surprised to find such a vast hip hop culture. What they listen to over there is just like what we listen to, but what they create is dope. And I wanted to put some of those influences on my own mix-tape. You will hear that from some of the production. And of course I had to bring in some of my own favorite rappers. That is why I brought in Wale and 2 Chainz. I love me some 2 Chainz; don’t let his songs come on in the club… you’ll find me up on the table with bottles in my hands, dancing like there’s no tomorrow.
The album is finished, and is set to be released Spring of 2013. I called my album Better because I am at a better place in my life. I’ve gone vegan, shed a lot of weight, mentally and physically, and on this album you will be able to hear me, Chrissy. This mix-tape is the catalyst to my album, because I nervously am showing you who I am. It almost feels like I’m a new artist. With every song; I have my fingers crossed that you will like it. See, I’m excited about this mix-tape because you can release what you want. But with an album, you have to wait. It has to go through a whole bunch of channels. So I decided to put something out in the mean time. However, the new albumBetter will be available soon, with the single dropping in late December and will be available on I-Tunes.
I for one am obsessed with Michele’s new look, can’t wait to hear the projects. She is also currently on tour, make sure to check dates here.