Chrisette Michele’s “Epiphany” On New Millennium Dating

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Chrisette Michele

The new Livesteez recently dropped this exclusive with cutie, Chrisette Michele. The diva discussed everything from her new album, Epiphany, to her love interests:

For those of us in our twenties, the idea of organically meeting someone and falling in what our parents explained to us as “love,” is but a mere fantasy on pause. But, songstress Chrisette Michele’s sultry, jazz inspired tunes can pull any cynic into an unexpected romantic haze. The twenty-six year old allowed us to peek into the window of her love life on her debut album, but on her second masterpiece, Epiphany, she proclaims that “the walls are coming down.” In the meantime, the refreshingly optimistic woman gives us her insight on love in the new millennium.

The Dating Dilemma
Chrisette: There’s a new demographic that exists since twenty years ago of people who are not married, ranging from ages twenty-five to thirty-five….…Twenty years ago you were either married, getting married, or you had found the person that you wanted to marry. In this new age, we get an education, then the next step is getting a great job, then you get married. Feeling secure about your self before marriage is a whole new ballgame. Dating can’t even seriously happen in some cities until you’re both comfortable with who you are financially. I’m the type of person who will love you no matter what. I definitely get a lot of flack from my girls who say, ‘Don’t you understand he’s not making this much or that much.’ For me, it’s not a focus. But for a lot of my girls, it’s about making sure that he’s established already. I feel like they miss out, but I also feel like there’s a new standard.

Money Woes Mean Men Woes
Chrisette: One thing I’ve found out about men is that if you don’t feel like you can support your woman, you’re not comfortable. I found that out in a relationship recently. He wasn’t making enough in his eyes. I was totally fine with it, but he wasn’t. At twenty-six is that something that you settle for – paying for you and your man to go out? I’m not sure.

Sex and Love… The Same?
Chrisette: I think that sex should come after love. It’s apart of growth in love. They’re apart of each other. I think that it’s important that we remember that, because a lot of times when we don’t have love we get our hearts broken because it’s a premature act.

Tears In the Studio
Chrisette: So much of my last album came from other people’s experiences. I would sit down and talk to my mom and dad this time, or my friends another time, and write about it. I still experienced it when I wrote about it. Ne-Yo co-executive produced the entire second album. I talked to him the same way that me and you are talking now. He would take my stories from me and when I would go to sing it, it was so honest; there would be tears in the studio. There would be a lot of emotion because it was really from the bottom of my heart. I was always called Sista Souljah, and people always asking me for advice, so I felt like it was my responsibility to sing a song called “Good Girl” and to sing a song called “Be Okay,” But this time around, I’ve calmed down and I said, ‘Let me be extremely vulnerable, extremely naked and a little bit shy – sing about something that hurt me, or something that was really tough to deal with.’ A lot of the things that happened to me that were bad, happened in relationships. So, on Epiphany, the walls are coming down.

Read the rest here. Check out the new Livesteez while you’re over there.

Check out the new single “What You Do” ft. Ne-yo here.

Comments

  • Golden Goddess

    1st.

  • http://bossip MY BAAD

    go head girl!!!!!!!

  • pm

    that photoshop diet does wonders

  • DayShifter

    Now that’s a Diva!!

  • Moreaces

    I love this womans voice, and she is cute as can be too

  • topazhoney

    Her first CD was excellent, will definitely chech out Epiphany.

  • DR.FUNK

    Quite a talent she is.Stay on it girl.

  • john hope franklin

    thick like popeyes biscuits…

  • FURIOUZ STYLEZ

    DIGGIN HER–SUCH AN INSIGHTFUL SHORTY FROM LONG ISLAND DROPPIN SCIENCE ON THESE ROBIN GIVENS HOES…MUCH RESPECT!

    NO SUPRISE NE-YO HAS STUMBLED UPON YET ANOTHER R&B CHICK TO WRITE SONGS VICARIOUSLY TO EXPRESS HIS CLOSETED HOMO LIFE

  • d303

    beautiful, her makeup is always on point! who does it? her music is great as well!

  • Meggie Letterman

    She talks a good game I’ll admitt, I like her views points…sounds confident, maybe she can bring the lead of substance for new up & coming raising stars…we’ll see. So far so good.

  • http://bossip tiababy09

    i really dig er state of mind….she’s a cool chic,someone we should definitely be more supportive of.

  • http://bossip tiababy09

    i meant *her* state of mind=(

  • bapbarbie

    I was just listening to her album this morning!! She has some great songs on there.

  • http://undressingher.com undressingHER

    now that is one pretty lady…..seems pretty well grounded too

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  • 24/26...and losing

    I LOVE Chrisette Michele…just as much as i LOVE Jill Scott:-)

  • Dark&Lovely

    Wow!!Chrisette your words are very inspirational.I Love that you dont think like the average older woman.They simply dont understand that it is a new era and its all about taking care of self before taking care of anybody or anything else. Properly said!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kiafrmdalbc

    I LOVE CHRISETTE MICHELLE! AN HER FIRST ALBUM WAS GREAT AN I CAN’T WAIT FOR DA NEW ALBUM, CUZ DAT NEW SINGLE IS HOT!!! SHE IS DEFINTLY WAY TOO SLEPT ON!

  • MEAN GREEN MONEY MACHINE

    A REAL MAN AINT GOING TO HAVE YOU PUTTING WEAR AN TEAR ON YOUR MIND BODY AND SOUL BECAUSE IF HE LOVES YOU & IS IN LOVE YOU WITH YOU (FOR REAL) HE WONT MIND DOING THE THINGS HE NEEDS TO DO …

    AND IF HE AINT DOING IT FOR YOU HE’S GOING TO DO IT FOR SOMEBODIES DAUGHTER TRUST THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.gravatar.com Cute Face Chubby Waist

    she is so pretty….!!! I love her insight….I do however agree that some women miss out on relationships when they aren’t willing to grow with a man….in life if you believe in faith things happen for a reason. We must step back and know that it is not our plan but GOD’s plan and if we are suppose to fall in love with someone who isn’t establish and grow with them yet in still than that’s what it is. I’m not saying be a fool for anyone but most can get caught up in the portrayal of life instead of living it in flow!

  • B.I.N.F.L...

    CUTE PIC I LIKE CHRISETTE AND I AGREE WITH HER😉

  • Charm

    I really like the new look. She looks better without the weave

  • BK....

    LOVE YOU CHRISETTE!! Do your thang girl.

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