After a brief hiatus, Chrisette Michele is back and she has a brand new sound. The 32-year-old chanteuse has dropped a new single, “Steady.”

The song is a vast departure from her catalog of traditional R&B tunes like on “A Couple of Forevers” and "Epiphany (I'm Leaving)."

Produced by Blickie Blaze of Four Kings Productions, "Steady" is a Trap&B banger with a bass-heavy beat, stuttering hi-hats and haunting keyboards. On the song, Michele sings about being a boss and handling her business.

"I've been getting this money / Been pushing these whips / Busting out the bando / Watch me flick my wrist," she sings, adding, "I'm flexing on your heads now / I know, I know, I know, you know / Watch me get these checks now."

There's a reason why Michele is singing about her independence. The recently engaged singer is no longer on Def Jam and is releasing her next project on her own imprint, Rich Hipster, through Capitol/Caroline Records.

“I’m ready to play. I miss being a choreographer,” Michele tells Miss Info. “I miss my leather pants. I miss being excited. I love my ballads and there will be some in this new album, Milestone, but it’s time to let my hair down and step outside of the box. I can’t wait to share.”

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Listen to Chrisette Michele's "Steady"

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