I’m going to keep it 100% real — I’ve never been a huge fan of Chrisette Michele, but this new music of hers that has been leaking has been leaving me a little lost. Maybe I need to watch this a few more times, but I’m not really “digging” it. She sounds good, yes. It feels very Chrisette Michele. “Charades” is taken from her upcoming (12/8) mixtape Audrey Hepburn:An Audiovisual Presentation, but I can’t say that based off of what I’ve heard that I’m excited about it.
Chrisette goes black and white in this video however to give it that classic feel. I’m just very throw off by this WHOLE presentation. Maybe after a couple more listens, it’ll stick with me, but after a a couple of watches of this video in hopes of getting it, I still don’t. Her stans will probably gush over this, so if one of you are reading, please explain to the rest of the class why you like this.
Chrisette is definitely talented and works what she has, but one wonders — is she still signed to a label? Is she indie? I feel like she’s the type of personality that is very independent, but at the same time, the majors probably reigned her in and made her art translatable to the rest of us. Think about it.