Jazmine Sullivan has returned to music.
The Philadelphia neo-soul singer and protégé of Missy Elliot announced in January 2011 that she was taking an indefinite break from music, after she stopped finding it “fun”.
In Sullivan’s words at the time – via Twitter, as all things now are – “i’m making an official announcement that i am taking a break from music. i’m trying to figure out who i am… w/out a mike, paper or pen.”
“i promised myself when it wasn’t fun anymore i wouldn’t do it. and here i am. i’m not saying i wont ever sing again in my life becuz i dont. believe that. but in this moment… rt now… i got some things to figure out. i love u all and appreciate u soooooo much. u have no idea.
“how much u’ve inspired me and fed my ego. but the truth is that i have to believe in me whether you all do or not. and thats what i’m lookin. for. that belief in myself. me. I. i love us. thanks for being here for me and riding with me on this journey. let us continue.”
Considering that Sullivan had only just released Love Me Back, her excellent, Grammy-nominated second album, the news came as a shock. However, if Sullivan’s Tweets – again, what else – this weekend are anything to go by, she’s back in the game, and “working on a new album.”