I’ve been a little perplexed with Chrisette Michele’s career as of late. She’s recently released a free mixtape but had kind of quiet on the scene for awhile. Judging from her Twitter, she’s been working steadily, but her music output seemed to have dropped after her last album, which I really wasn’t a fan of. Her sounds has seemed to mature but also have gotten a bit more eclectic as she broke away from the sound I’m sure her label had always championed. Her song “Charades” could have gone over more smoother in my opinion without the tacking on of a 2 Chainz verse, but I feel as if it went largely went unnoticed by all but the diehard fans.
However, with “A Couple Of Forevers”, Chrisette has reignited my interest in her solo output. “A Couple Of Forevers” is a rich, warm song that she tackles with much aplomb. I feel as if she’s more interested in this material and thus sings it with a renewed vigor and gravitas. It especially ramps up at the end on the ad-libs — it seems as if Chrisette is in a place vocally that is still strong and rooted in an even more soulful way. Producers Pop & Oak created a fantastic musical bed for her to emote and stretch her vocals over as well. It all works and congeals together very well, and in a very organic and authentic way.
“A Couple Of Forevers” is the proper single from her upcoming album Better that is slated to drop April 20th, and I for one am looking forward to it if she’s going to deliver a body of work that is full of singles/songs like this. Are you a fan? Does this song pique your interest in her music again? Did you download the mixtape? Let us know!