K. Michelle showcases her versatile voice on “Birthday.” K. Michelle has announced her fourth studio album Kimberly: The People I Used to Know, which comes along with two singles; the Chris Brown-assisted “Either Way,” and the intoxicating “Birthday.” Heavy enough for the club but slow enough for the bedroom, “Birthday” starts out as a aqueous R&B track akin to Rihanna’s “Needed Me.” However, K has some tricks up her sleeve; intensifying her vocal delivery as the song progresses, moving from a cooed approach to a more rhythmic, but still half-sung second verse. Pretty soon, she’s launched into double-time raps, recalling her underrated “Down In The DM” remix.
The album is set to feature collaborations with Chris Brown, Jeremih and fellow Memphis-based artist Yo Gotti. It will also earn production from the legendary Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins. It’s still without a release date but is expected later this year.
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