One year after her previous album, “More Issues Than Vogue” was released, the critically acclaimed R&B songstress K. Michelle, is back with her new music project titled “KIMBERLY: The People I Used To Know.” Prepare to be in your feelings, folks.
In a recent interview with iHeartRadio to discuss “KIMBERLY,” K. Michelle reveals the initial inspiration for the album were “demons.”
“They [people] are demon-possessed, demon-spawned. The people I used to know are people who wanted to just be on TV. The people I used to know are people who just wanted their bills paid, even when they had a husband in the house,” she told iHeartRadio. “The people I used to know are the people who are just trifling, and just stupid, and I just don't want anything to do with. The people I used to know are people that I no longer know, and the difference in the people I used to know and the people I know now is that what? They're here, you're not. You lost a good one. Keep it moving.”
The emotionally charged 21 track album holds nothing back as it takes you into a deep journey filled with realness, heartbreak and enlightenment.
The former “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star also confronts cultural double standards on the Kardashian-inspired (and what is considered by many critics as the centerpiece of the album), “Kim K.” She even lets her guard down on the tear-jerker ballad “Make This Song Cry” and the reflective “Talk to God,” where she bounces between vulnerable soul and tough-talking rhymes.
“KIMBERLY” showcases different sides of the Memphis native’s personality. “The album shows me and all my bipolar-ness so it really shows that and I hit on every single emotion of being a woman and being a growing woman,” she told Billboard during her press tour for the album. “So it has, even for a man, a lot of things you can relate to you, a lot of life issues this time not just heartbreak but life in general.”
Stream K.Michelle’s “KIMBERLY: The People I Used To Know”below via Spotify.