First Impressions: 'Star' Light, Star Bright , Chrisette Michele's New Song Is Quite Alright

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Yeah, I got corny and Dr. Seuss-esque with that post title, it's the end of the week doldrums so sue me.

Well, this is sort of surprise news of the day. Chrisette Michele is releasing a new album. Okay. I can dig that. I was wondering what happened with promotion for last year's, Epiphany since the singles all kind of dried up and people sort of forgot about the album as a whole (it was no I Am let's just be real). Yet that's yesterday's news, because Michele is onto chapter three of her career. The first page opens with the newly leaked, "I'm A Star", and it's a sweet little inspirational R&B mid-tempo, that opened up rather curiously with distorted twinkling chimes and synths.

Something about this song feels typical, like it could have been sung by anybody in the R&B game today, yet in Chrisette's vocals (which we all know can blow fish outta the water), it rises to the occasion. I actually like this more so than "Epiphany" and half of the tracks on the Epiphany album. Not shabby, just a little safe, but I'm curious about what Chrisette is going to do with her as-yet-untitled third effort since she's got a whole new image and all that jazz and sprinkles. I do give an massive Audio Diva approval for the single cover. Diamonds are a girl's best friend indeed. Listen to "I'm A Star" after the cut.

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