New Music: Chrisette Michele – ‘Goodbye Game’

Goodbye Game

Chrisette Michele says “Goodbye Game” on the second single from her third album Let Freedom Reign (Nov. 30). The mid-tempo ballad sees the Grammy winner playing the hero, kicking her man to the curb for being a zero. “Why am I so forgiving? Why am I always checking for these fools?” she questions over an electric guitar and stomping beat.

In related news, the soulful songstress took to her blog to vent about last night’s Soul Train Awards. “An award is winning at being as ‘stuck in a category’ as possible,” she wrote. “Congratulations to all the trophy holders who won at being the most like everyone else.”

[HHNM]

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  1. ...

    I’m not big on it. She’s got a hell of a voice, but she’s slowly become like everyone else with her production and songwriting (so her comment is ALL types of irony). What I loved about her in the beginning of her career was how unique she was, but you can put just about any r&b female on this song and it would still be alright. If you look at somebody like, say, Beyonce or Rihanna, whatever opinion you may have of their music, their music IS their music and somebody else wouldn’t sound right singing it, y’know? I don’t know, I just hope she gets it together because poppy Chrisette is not worth my 12.99.

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  2. Lolsmileyface

    Ugh, she just jealous.
    I liked her when she was just a plain ‘ol R&B singer. But this was going on a little bit during Epiphany and now since she cut her hair I think she’s trying to be the black Lady Gaga.
    No sweetie…

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  3. dr

    this song is not that bad i think its very smooth.

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  4. Dave

    I really like her vocals on this. It’s a real nice song.

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  5. chrissyfan

    I don’t agree with what she’s saying, but I really like Chrisette and her music. This song is bangin as well.

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  6. mr

    Yall she was talkin on the situation that happened at the award show. Rick ross left because he didnt win an award that eminem won. she is just not being random and rambling about nothing.

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  7. Lolsmileyface

    @mr
    Now I get why she was talking about hip-hop more
    I thought she was talking about the R&B categories
    She would know better than that, but this makes more sense.
    But I still like her better as a regular R&B singer than jumping on the “Look at me, I’m weird” bandwagon

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  8. ASTONmartinBOI

    @lolsmileyface

    shes not doin all this to be like ” look at me” its for no one wont look at her as being lik the rest of them! she holds herself to a certain level of maturity and thats why i love her! she dont need the extra stuff shes not going to sell out to be seen in “mainstream media” she going to just keep makin her music and being her! i love chrisette and im lovin this song i cant wait for the album to come out and this song to be on itunes!

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  9. Amy

    It’s different. I love her voice and I like that she keeps switching it up.

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  10. Just Sayin

    Respect the artists people plz…she is doin her an trying different things let her do just that…she ain’t doin nothin but Chrisette…her music is real an is more than what alot of artists can claim to be nowadays….
    Smdh Rihanna..!? You shuld shoot urself to dare compare the two….Beyonce’ mayb…Rihanna…no no no

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  11. Bee

    I like it! Can’t wait to see what else she’s got up her sleeve

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  12. ASTONmartinBOI

    @jussayin

    beyonce either! what does beyonce talks about besides popcorn bs! beyonce music has no content its jus all about wats catchy for her! cuz im pretty sure bey feel watever thats catchy sales! the only good song be ever sung was irreplaceable and resentment(which not even her song) basically any song beyonce sings thats worth listenin to its something thats he has remade!

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  13. KW

    I’m sorry but you can put just about any female r&b singer on this song and get the same outcome. This is what is wrong with the black community now. Chrisette is doing her thing on this song. I would love to see the ones who are complaining about this song get up and do this and this good

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  14. Jazzy-Rizzle

    Yeah I super LOVED her first album bcuz it was unique. She brought tha jazz of the 1940′s n2 the 2000s and stil had that mellinium swagg. I liked Epiphany, but it seems like since she started wrkn wit NeYo her music HAS changed a bit. I hope the new album has more of that jazzy flare that the first album had… AND! She’s startn to curse now. Like I swore I heard her say “Bitch” on that mixtape :-/ idk I still love her. But I love tha “I Am” (album) her more

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  15. Jazzy-Rizzle

    But p.s I think I’m breakn up to this sng (LOL)

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  16. QueenHerminia

    Chrisette is showing a lot of versatility, after all she is from New York. The Jazz in the earlier albums sets her apart. I think the collaboration between her and Neyo are priceless and will just get better with time. Chrisette is young and talented..just stay tuned.

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  17. Brise

    This is a great song. Chrisette is a great recording artist. ‘Let Freedom Reign’ is going to be a great album.

    Just to comment on some of the things said here, I DON’T agree that Chrisette Michele has changed too much as a person so much as given you all a DIFFERNT ANGLE of herself. These different aspects of Chrisette are perhaps different from the outline of a person you were presented with in ‘I Am’. That first album was just that, an outline. Not detailed, not all-inclusive.

    With ‘Epiphany’ we got to see a bolder side of Chrisette. A more confident side if you will. The album, like she’s mentioned before herself, was like a rollercoaster ride, an experience of an album. It offered us insight to Chrisette’s take on relationships. As she took that risk, of first of all working with Ne-yo and second of all being on board with the SOUND of the album, Chrisette allowed us to witness some vulnerablity. Discussing the relationship and horrible break-up she had been through was hard to do. BEING vulnerable is hard to do. Imagine making an entire album of it. It would take courage to not only make that album, but put it out there for US [we, you and I] to hear. CRITICAL, JUDGEMENTAL, COMPARATIVE us.

    About the “bitch” in the mixtape, yeah I was shocked by that too but at the same time I kinda wasn’t. I already knew that Chrisette curses, in live shows and what have you (not that she gets all crazy with it), but she had set herself up with this image of integrity and curse-free records. So yeah, to hear that word in a RECORDED work caught me off guard. But hey, ‘Love Thy Brother’, a MIXTAPE, was an opportunity for her to be her FUN, HILARIOUS, CRAZY, PASSIONATE, SOCIALLY-CONSCIOUS self and not be concerned so much with listener-politics and making kid-friendly songs. The mixtape was made for the FANS. It was made for ME, a fan. It wasn’t put out to prove any points or impress anyone. It was recorded for fun, and I listen for fun.

    What I love most about this whole Chrisette Michele conversation is that we’re HAVING a conversation. We’re talking about how a recording artist is held to what they record, the responsibilities of the content thereof, and how we, as consumers, make ASSUMPTIONS about who they are and how and when they are changing.

    Everybody sit down. Let’s let Chrisette do Chrisette. If you are a fan, great. If you don’t want to be a fan don’t be. Either way, it’s like homegirl said above, “stay tuned.”

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  18. JazzoRenee

    It confuses me when people compare artist writing styles when they all use the same writers and producers I.e. Chuck Harmony and NeYo. FURTHERMORE, neither Beyonce or Rihanna have the same sound from their first album to their current. So why can’t Chrisette explore her style any further than I Am???? If i were an artist i would get bored with it. I’m confused why some artist are allowed to explore different style and other artist aren’t??

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  19. JazzoRenee

    On a side note, Rihanna? really? #iwontevengothere

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  20. VLB

    The SANG her ass of when she did this on The Monique Show

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  22. Ms. C

    Well i love chrisette’s current new music she is being diverse isn’t that is what being an artist is all about come on people we should all know the artist first album will never be like the third one she has an incredible voice i have seen her live in new york and we know new yorkers are very critical fans especially brooklyn! she may need better song writers to help her evolve but her voice is timeless and we will be listening to her music for years to come!!!! ; ).

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  23. CBJR

    Man! My timing is ridicukous! I was in Chicago yesterday and I’m in Atlanta today! The complete opposite of Chrisette’s schedule. One of the things about music is the subjective nature of the craft. I’m a musician and I know what’s like to perform and get so many varying opinions. Well I’m just going to say this Ms. Chrisette Michele is doing her thing. I’m a huge fan! I saw her opening for Maxwell and Common in Chicago last fall! Her day is coming soon! She’s a blessing to me and my girl! Keep writing and playing what’s in your heart Chrisette…your fans will be there listening!

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  24. lex

    love this song..”i rather play alone”

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  25. D

    Love this song… Love Chrisette and I’m so happy for her… :))

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  26. Asa

    Love the record. She has amazing vocals. One thing i do wish is she team up with some of the producers she had on I Am. Really want to heard some more smoother stuff like Golden & Mr. Radio.

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  27. LadyScholar

    This track is so fire!… and to hop n this convo, I loved Chrisette’s first album cuz its timeless, however tho she changeda little its not like she did a DRASTIC change (like Rhianna) & totally switched it up and abandond her jazzy roots… her albums still have that jazzy element…. yeah she’s working with different artists, ok is she not allowed to broadin her fan base?…. she jus doin her thang, & I ain’t mad at her…. I dnt think seen tha half of Chrisette Michele Payne… she has so much to offer, so brace ur selves cuz sum of us ain’t ready…. I’m so excited abt the new album! :-D

    P.S:: *hi-5* Brise

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  28. LadyScholar

    This track is so fire!… and to hop n this convo, I loved Chrisette’s first album cuz its timeless, however tho she changeda little its not like she did a DRASTIC change (like Rhianna) & totally switched it up and abandond her jazzy roots… her albums still have that jazzy element…. yeah she’s working with different artists, ok is she not allowed to broadin her fan base?…. she jus doin her thang, & I ain’t mad at her…. I dnt think seen tha half of Chrisette Michele Payne… she has so much to offer, so brace ur selves cuz sum of us ain’t ready…. I’m so excited abt the new album! :-D …. P.S:: *hi-5* Brise

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  29. LadyScholar

    OH! And @LolSmileyFace this isn’t tha first time Chrisette has cut her hair like that…. it was short way n the begining b4 her “I Am” album.. back when that album was gon b calll “Golden”… so its not like she jus cut her hair as a “Look at me” statement, cuz ORIGINALLY it was short

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  30. Learik

    I LOVE THIS SONG! i feel that this song is truly showing her maturity and that she is truly growing as a artist. I think to compare her to Beyonce is crazy because they are two different types of artist..Chrisette has a strong meaning behind her songs. LIke I said I love this song and its a new side of her which is what you should see from artist. Too many of them are coming out the same crap every album!

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  31. Lolsmileyface

    I’m sorry what I said about her. I misunderstood & didn’t know she was talking about what Rick Ross did

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