After touring the US with critically acclaimed stints in plays ‘Chicago’ and ‘What My Husband Doesn’t Know’, Destiny’s Child graduate Michelle Williams is returning to music. Not just any music, no.
The 31 year old is re-embracing her first love of Gospel and has teamed with a juggernaut in that field to power to her new material.
Details after the jump…
Set for release next January, Williams’ comeback album will be released via Light Records (with distribution via eOne) who she recently inked a deal with.
Speaking on the venture James Robinson, President of Light Records, said in a statement:
“It’s an honor to work with an icon like Michelle Williams and her team. As a fan of her other two inspirational projects, I was drawn to Michelle’s comfort, confidence and genuineness. With her pure heart for God and people, our goal is to continue her brand of love, faith and encouragement through song.”
…with Williams adding:
“I am very excited to partner with Light/eOne. I am honored to follow in the footsteps of Light Record legends, THE WINANS and ANDRAE CROUCH. When I was a little girl I would listen to them and to be on the same label they once were is amazing! Light/eOne has been very supportive of my vision to inspire and give hope through my music.”
Following the formal announcement, the ‘Do You Know’ singer beamed on Twitter: “I’m so excited about this new venture! I’ve accepted what my purpose is….I have peace about it! Discover your purpose luvz!!
Yes, yes, and yes!
As such a gifted vocalist, it’s great to see Michelle re-embrace the platform that will enable her talent to shine and shine bright. Bring on that album!
To tide you over, watch Michelle soar on That Grape Juice’s The Splash below!