Jazmine Sullivan has announced her long-awaited project, Heaux Tales.
After five years, the R&B vocalist is gearing up for an empowering and polarizing return for her fourth studio album to follow up 2015’s Reality Show.
“I wrote Heaux Tales to give voice to every woman,” says Sullivan in a video trailer for the album. “We’re deserving of respect whether we work as a CEO of a company or if we’re stripping. It’s about unity, it’s about boldness. It’s about ownership and confidence and also vulnerability and self-reflection.”
Sullivan starred in the trailer along with three melanated women in neutral toned clothing, including R&B songstress Ari Lennox.
“It’s about a woman deciding how she wants to present herself to the world and not being told or influenced by anyone but her gotdamn self,” Sullivan continued. “It’s about women writing their own imperfect stories…unashamed.”
A press release described Heaux Tales as a “conceptual project that delves into the male/female dynamic from a woman’s perspective, touching upon empowerment, lust, insecurity, loss and superficial desire.”
“Women are over feeling ashamed about the decision we have made, or chose to make, in regards to our bodies,” says Sullivan. “We are multi-faceted and shouldn’t be defined by any one thing. We all have a journey to make and it’s our choice alone how we get there.”
Heaux Tales arrives Jan. 8, 2021 and will feature Sullivan’s previous singles “Lost One” and “Pick Up Your Feelings.”
By Rachel George
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