For many, the pandemic has provided endless time and opportunity to elevate themselves in every way imaginable which appears to be the case for the 33-year-old songbird who clearly put in the work ahead of her highly anticipated album release.
Her first single in two years, Sullivan repeatedly smashes our heart with a baseball bat on “Lost One” that, once again, solidifies her status as the most gifted vocalist of her era (not named Fantasia, Ledisi, or Keke Wyatt).
She took five years off between sophomore album (2010’s “Love Me Back”) and follow-up (2015’s “Reality Show”) before taking another five-year break that ended with the release of “Lost One” off her upcoming EP.
“So, I’ve been quiet for a min. And by a minute I mean 5 years. But I just recently experienced something that has rocked my world and turned it upside down. Life is funny like that,” she wrote on Instagram.
“I’m almost sure it’s leading me on a path that will inspire an album. But for now, an EP is on the way. Probably spring release. Love you all,” she added.
In the years since dropping her third album (that still goes, btw), Sullivan opened up about battling depression and escaping an abusive relationship.
“I left music because I was in a really bad relationship. It had gotten abusive. Just having to deal with the industry and that my personal life was so bad, I had to go,” she revealed in an interview with The Breakfast Club.
The abuse was so bad that she briefly lost hearing in one ear.
“I was like, ‘I might not be able to sing.’ And that kinda woke me up.”
Thankfully, she left the situation and appears to be in a much better space with new music on the way.
“It makes the quality of living so much better when you just appreciate where you are,” said Sullivan in an interview with XO Necole. “Even if it’s not the best, even if you’re having hard times, just appreciate the fact that you’re here.”
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