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Of The Month

Jasmine Sullivan - Heaux Tales

 

After five years of hibernation, Jazmine Sullivan is back and this time she is here to give a voice to every woman through her beautiful voice and a narrative that explores love, lust, sex and money. The R&B singer draws on her own personal experiences and others to create a fully realised vision of love, lust and loss. A bittersweet story if you ask me.

 

Jazmine shares that "I wrote Heaux Tales to give a voice to every woman. We’re deserving of respect whether we work as a CEO of a company or we stripping. It’s about unity. It’s about boldness. It’s about ownership and confidence and also about vulnerability and self reflection. 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. It’s about women writing their own imperfect stories. Unashamed."

This 14-track EP by Philadelphia R&B singer features guest appearances from Anderson .Paak, H.E.R. and Ari Lennox. The EP almost feels like a girls-night in infused with a FEW glasses of wine as we share our intimate/sloppy and vulnerable moments that yield the thin line between love and lust. Jazmine does this so well by coupling a series of intimate confessions with embarrassingly honest, beautiful ballads that position secular sex tales. At the core of it all, every song captures junctures that are birthed by romance and heightened by insecurities and yearning desires leading to either nights of empowerment or regret for some.

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