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Meshell Ndegeocello Drops ‘Conviction’ Single, Announces Album Release Date

Singer/songwriter/producer Meshell Ndegeocello has returned with her new single “Conviction,” the first single from her upcoming album Comet, Come to Me.

Featuring wah-wah guitars, laid back bass and the singer’s smooth, emotive vocals, the track is a hazy, cool slice of R&B made for long, lazy drives or a night out in a dimly-lit bar. “Conviction” offers a preview of Comet, Come to Me‘s musical charms; the album, slated to drop June 3, promises a smorgasbord of grooves, hooky melodies and Ndegeocello’s introspective lyrics.

Comet, Come To Me was a little labor but a lot of love. It was made with my favorite collaborators, and it felt good to channel the sounds in my mind after having Nina in residence for a while,” ” says Meshell, referring to her last album, a tribute to Nina Simone.

“When I’m writing songs and recording the demos, I’m having my own awesome experience in my attic, or on a plane, or in a hotel room, just making my beats on my laptop. Then I get together with these people that I have an intimate musical relationship with, and we bring the songs to life,” she said.

Along with the new album–which boasts 15 bonus tracks, all available on her website–Meshell is offering fans a cover of Whodini’s rap classic “Friends.” And for those who can’t wait to see Meshell live, she’ll be hitting the road this summer. Listen to “Conviction” HERE, and check out the list of live dates below, with more to be added soon.

June 3 - New York NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
June 4 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
June 5 - Alexandria VA @ he Birchmere
June 6 - Philadelphia PA @ World Cafe Live
June 7 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair

June 14 - Tokyo, Japan @ Billboard Live
June 15 - Osaka, Japan @ Billboard Live

 

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