K. Michelle turns into an L.A. transplant for season 2 of her VH1 series My Life. The Love & Hip Hop alum (who'll still be starring in Mona Scott-Young's franchise for LHH: Atlanta this year) gets to work on her third album -- the follow-up to her two No. 1 albums: 2013's Rebellious Soul and 2014's sophomore set Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart? -- while aiming for a "non-urban" sound, as seen in the show's supertrailer.
"I want to be able to sing what I want," she tells Billboard a day before her single "Not a Little Bit" drops. "If I want to be able to sing country, I want to be able to show that. I want to be able to sing ballads that touch the world and not just one demographic. I’m just not going to be told that because I’m black, I have to do this anymore." She says you can expect her singing country and tackling dance records on the yet-to-be-titled LP. "It’s just a variety of music that feels good."