For a moment there it looked as though we'd lost Jazmine Sullivan. The R&B icon has always had a love-hate relationship with the broader industry, rejecting the impositions placed upon her as a Black American woman in an often hostile environment. Ending a five year hiatus in 2020, Jazmine's return sparked bedlam from fans, with her name swiftly trending across North America.
Jazmine Sullivan's Heaux Tales plays like a late-night, wine-infused discussion amongst girlfriends about the sincere moments that yield the grey area between love and lust. The Philadelphia native divinely couples a series of intimate confessions with painfully honest, spine-tingling ballads that situate secular sex anecdotes as the gospel at church. Preaching to the choir, every song captures junctures that are birthed by the rose-coloured eyes of romance -- where insecurities are heightened and desire is a driving force that either leads to nights of empowerment or regret.