Jazmine Sullivan is starting off the new year with new music.
The R&B powerhouse is set to release her first project in six years, Heaux Tales, on Jan. 8.
The “conceptual project” centers around the male/female dynamic from a woman’s perspective, touching upon empowerment, lust, insecurity, loss, and superficial desire.
“Heaux Tales is about my observation of today’s women standing in their power and owning who they are,” said Sullivan. “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.”
She continued, “Women are over feeling ashamed about the decision we have made, or chose to make, in regards to our bodies. 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.”
On Sunday, Jazmine delivered a stellar performance of both tracks at the Soul Train Awards.