Jazmine Sullivan is about to ring in the new year with some fresh music.
The R&B singer has announced that her next album, Heaux Tales, will be released on January 8. The forthcoming full-length will be Sullivan’s first since her 2015 album, Reality Show.
Alongside the announcement, Sullivan also shared a short teaser clip where she explained her inspiration behind Heaux Tales. “It’s about unity, it’s about boldness,” she said. “It’s about ownership and confidence, and also vulnerability and self-reflection.”
“Heaux Tales is about my observation of today’s women standing in their power and owning who they are,” Sullivan added in a separate press release. “No longer is male patriarchy dictating what it means to be a ‘good girl.’ The truth is, women of all ages have been called a ‘heaux’ at some point in life, whether deserved or not, by some man trying to put us in our place; a place designed to keep us under control, out of the way and usually beneath them.”
“Women are over feeling ashamed about the decision we have made, or chose to make, in regards to our bodies,” she continued. “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.”