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Spotlight: Jazmine Sullivan’s Saucy New Album “Heaux Tales”

R&B singer-songwriter Jazmine Sullivan’s new album is a modern take on love and has been well received by fellow artists and audience members.

After a long break from music Jazmine Sullivan releases her saucy and soul driven fourth studio album Heux Tales. This comes after her 2015 release Reality Show and her 2008 release Fearless that featured ‘Bust Your Windows’.

The album features songstress Ari Lennox, H.E.R and the multitalented Anderson .Paak. The 14-track album is a combination of head bopping R&B and catchy tunes as Sullivan takes from her personal experience to create a full picture of love and covers loss. In Rolling Stone’s review of the album, writer Jeff Ihaza describes the album as a ‘Nuanced Take on Romantic Realism’.

You can stream her new album here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/heaux-tales/1547280994

Dressed in a simple charcoal trench coat the artist also features on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series and performs songs off her new album stripped down accompanied by a band and backup vocalists. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NPR had launched a ‘home edition’ of their Tiny Desk Concert series by featuring the artists performing in their own homes. The 20-minute performance includes a special appearance by chart-topping H.E.R for their song “Girl Like Me” and is currently on YouTube South Africa’s Trending List at Number 45 has already been viewed over 1.3 million times.

You can view her Tiny Desk Home Edition Concert here:

Whilst celebrating the release of her new album, Sullivan expressed that she would be interested in working with creator of HBO’s Insecure Issa Rae to conceptualise a short film for her album. Issa Rae responded to the tweet by mentioning that the artist and television producer could possibly work on a future project together.

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