Bobbie Michelle is not just your average artist. After deciding to pursue music seriously while in college, Michelle joined the R&B girl group “Good Girl” and rocked music stages across the U.S., constantly gaining experience and improving her craft. Michelle’s artistic prowess isn’t simply limited to music, though; Michelle has also channeled her creative efforts into other forms of media, showing both her versatility and unusually creative artistic output.
Having already landed a principal role for HBO Max’s limited series “We Own This City” and appearing in commercials, you can also find Michelle running her “Threelytical” podcast with two of her best friends. The “Good Girl” phenom has recently gone independent and is an act new listeners and fans of “Good Girl” want to watch out for in the future.
Michelle harnessed this creative drive to bring us the lush “All of Me,” the first song from her “I Deserve” project, which she will release early next year. Over hazy, ethereal, and sensual instrumentals, Michelle’s vocals tether us to reality as she lays her heart bare and shows her vulnerability. As she expertly navigates her verses and hooks, it quickly becomes apparent that Michelle and R&B are a match made in heaven; with every bridge and chorus, it’s hard not to lose yourself in the soundscape Michelle creates.
“All of Me” is a testament to the ability to be your true self with someone you love, whether Michelle is going through good times (“We been going strong for a minute”) or bad (“Even when shit be going left / You the only thing right”), the emotions of gratitude, warmth, and affection she is trying to express come through in every verse, one thing’s for sure, we can’t wait to see how far she’s going to go as an artist.
Bobbie Michelle’s “All of Me” is a lush, warm, and sensual tribute to the freedom to be yourself with someone you can give your all to. Tap into your vulnerable side and stream “All of Me,” available now on Spotify, and keep an eye out for Michelle’s “I Deserve” EP, releasing in early 2023.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Bobbie! We have to say “All Of Me” really blew us away! We think you perfectly captured the feeling of freedom you get when you can be genuine with someone you love. What was the inspiration behind it? Did you draw from personal relationships for this song?
I am so excited to hear that “All Of Me” made such a bomb impression! For this song, I was first inspired by the feeling of the production; I usually like to see how the music makes me feel and what melodies it inspires. This track felt sexy, sensual, and vulnerable. I wanted it to be something personal. I pulled from personal relationships. I have had very different experiences with romantic relationships... some good, some bad. I know what It feels like to be with someone who makes me feel like I have to pretend to be someone else, and I know what it feels like to be with someone who makes me feel safe enough just to be me, the rough and the beautiful, all of me.
So after crushing it with Good Girl, you made the huge decision to go solo. How’s that been different, and how has that changed (if at all) your creative process and direction?
Being a part of Good Girl was an amazing experience; I learned a lot about the industry, artistry, hard work, and what it takes to excel in this industry. Being solo and independent is definitely different, mainly because everything starts and ends with ME. I’m making all final decisions, creating from my perspective, and I get to pour all sides of who I am into everything I do. I’ve always been a hard worker, but being a solo artist has made me step that up 1000%. I love it here, though. I feel like a boss, and It’s the most amazing feeling to see the things I create go from a thought in my head to a whole created and executed vision. It’s so satisfying to see your creativity take life and know that you did that shit!
You’re also the host of the “Threelytical” podcast, which you run with your friends. What’s your favorite part about running your own podcast, and for new listeners, what kind of content can they expect to hear on “Threelytical?"
The Threelytical Podcast is so much fun to do! My favorite part is the fact that I get to have cool conversations with two of my best friends. Ayokeem and Nikki B. complete the triangle, and the discussions are funny, intense, and thoughtful. We have three different life experiences, opinions, and ways of seeing the world, making the podcast one that you cannot stop listening to. At first, you will feel like you’re eavesdropping on the conversation, and then you’ll find yourself responding like you’re in the room with us. Everybody should listen to Threelytical Podcast anywhere podcasts are streamed. Follow us on Instagram @threelytical_podcast, and stay tuned because Season 2 is coming!
You mentioned that you decided to pursue music seriously during college, where you studied dance and sociology. What was the story behind that? Was there just a moment where something clicked, or did you have an idea that you wanted to pursue music for a while?
I have always loved music and singing since I was a little girl. I was just super shy about it. I always felt like I didn’t want to mess up in front of other people when it came to singing because if you miss a note or a word, it’s noticeable. With dancing, if I forgot the step, I could make it up, and no one would ever know. In college, though, I became inspired by the artists at the time, and I decided to start taking myself seriously. It’s one of those things where If people tell you something enough times, you start to believe, well, maybe I do need to be doing this because the universe will not let up on letting me know that I should. From the time I made the decision to take myself seriously, things just began to align. So much so that I ended up taking a leave of absence from college to pursue my music career. Many people thought I was crazy, but I never wanted to live with regret, and I don’t have any today. I knew that I would go back and finish despite the opinions of others, and in May of 2021, I graduated with a B.A in both Sociology and Dance while having been signed to two major record labels.
Your first independent project, “I Deserve,” drops next spring. What kind of content can we expect to see on the project, and what was your favorite part about bringing your artistic vision to reality?
“I Deserve” will be my first solo project dropping Spring of 2023, and you can expect to be re-introduced to the Bobbie Michelle sound and perspective. This project is a six-song EP that feels fun, sexy, sensual, and real. I’m a dancer and choreographer, so it’s important to me that people want to move to every track they hear. It will take you on a journey, and you will not want to stop until you reach the end. I don’t want to share too much about the content because I want people to listen and decide how it makes them feel. I will say for me; it feels nostalgic, current, necessary, and like it’s
only the beginning!