If ever there was a time when music desperately needed salvation, the time is now and that savior is Chrisette Michele. Her highly anticipated album is testament that artistry is alive and well, and passion still reigns supreme in music.

I Am is an astonishing introductory piece that explores love in its purest form, while perfectly traveling through multitudes of style, genre and sound exposing the listener to the many influences and experiences of the artist.

When she sings of lost loves and longing hearts, you mourn. When she talks about the cultivating of her womanhood, you feel confident. You believe her.

Michele is the blatant and undeniable answer to the people’s prayer. We’ve spoken, and Michele has answered.

Grade: A I Am is currently available.