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Meshell Ndegeocello Sings About a Breakup on ‘Conviction’

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In February, Meshell Ndegeocello opened up about her new album, ‘Comet, Come to Me,’ with The Boombox and even performed a few tracks from the upcoming LP. And now the singer-songwriter debuts her new single, ‘Conviction.’

Starting off with a groovy electric bass line, the song is a little jazzy, a little rock and roll and all blues. Meshell shows off a higher and airy voice, which adds a delicate quality to the song about a breakup.

“What a fool you are / We won’t get back together / I think I’m always right / You choose to lose so you can take ’em back / Truth is you were right, I was wrong / For me, your life is just a sad song,” she sings. Meshell is not taking this lover back.

“I’ve been into words and dual meanings lately, and this title is two things I struggle with: a deeply held belief and blame,” Meshell told Paste. “Or guilt. Both, I guess. It turns out everyone also has a different interpretation of the song. For some it is about lovers, for some it is about family. For me it is about friends. I didn’t realize how many ways it would be taken, but I like the song better because of it.”

‘Comet, Come to Me’ arrives June 3 but is available for pre-order now on her website.

Next: Watch Meshell Ndegeocello Perform Whodini's 'Friends'

Listen to Meshell Ndegeocello’s ‘Conviction’

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