's third major studio LP "" has been revealed to carry at least fifteen new tracks through a newly-outed official tracklisting. Breaking the news to the media is Tower Records, a retail music chain based in Sacramento, California.
"A Different Me" is slated for U.S. release on December 16 via Geffen/Interscope Records. Produced by Polow Da Don, Stargate, and Keyshia herself, the effort lines up such featured guests as , , and Amina Harris.
"The first two albums were more ... painful. It's a different me this time: a young woman who's still growing and finding myself, exploring life through different routes musically and in other areas," Keyshia Cole told Billboard earlier in November. "I wrote more about other people's situations than my own. I'm moving forward."
Meanhwile, on her songwriting credit, Keyshia said, "When I hear something, I hear it - it doesn't take me three, four, five times to hear a song and say, 'OK, let's write.'" She then added, "If I don't write to it right off the bat, it's not working."
Tracklisting of Keyshia Cole's "A Different Me":
If Keyshia Cole tired of the nonstop Mary J. Blige comparisons her first two discs of raw-edged R&B earned her, she’s chosen an odd way to escape them: On A Different Me, this Oakland-born belter turns her focus from heartbreak to happiness only a few years after Blige promised she was done with drama. Fortunately, Cole (the star of her own hit BET reality series) still sounds plenty intense singing about finding a guy who completes her; in her experience-ravaged vocals you can hear relief, but also the knowledge that stability has a way of attracting trouble. B
focuses less on heartache and more on maturity of her vocals and lyrics. Cole explained that, "The first two albums were more…painful. It's a different me this time: a young woman who's still growing and finding myself, exploring life through different routes musically and in other areas. I wrote more about other people's situations than my own. I'm moving forward."
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