Entertainment OneK. Michelle has made it clear that she’s not a fan of today’s R&B, writing last month on Twitter that it puts her to sleep. Now the Love & Hip Hop star — who dropped her fifth studio album All Monsters Are Human on Friday — is offering ABC Audio more thoughts on the subject.
“They’re boring…it’s like this lullaby,” Michelle tells ABC Audio of current R&B artists.
“It’s been labeled like ‘alternative R&B’ or something. That’s other words for ‘no!’ It’s no soul. No feeling. You don’t know these artists. You just hear these little songs. They sound like songwriters,” she continues. “You can’t feel what they went through.”
For her new album, the Memphis, Tennessee native tried to recapture the soul of artists she grew up listening to, including New Edition. Her new single, “The Rain,” reinterprets their 1989 classic, “Can You Stand The Rain.”
But Michelle has positive things to say about certain artists — the ones who she believes deliver songs with the feel of old-school soul.
“I love Tank. I love the regulars in R&B,” she says. “The ones when R&B was really about that album and about that soul. You know, I’ll always listen to them.” (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)
All Monsters Are Human is the first release on K. Michelle’s own label, No Color No Sound Records. She celebrated the album release last Thursday at a party hosted in New York City by Big Freedia.
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