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Def Jam’s Chrisette Michele gears up for her sophomore effort, “Epiphany,” which hits stores on Tuesday, May 5. After a live performance for VH1 Soulstage, the Grammy Award-winning soul maven has been busy with promotional tours to ensure that her second album is a chart-topping success.

And when it comes to revelations, the Central Islip, New York, native shares one of hers. “Always listen to grown folks,” she told “They always have something worthwhile to share because they’ve been there and done that.”

We’ll be sure to take heed and listen to our elders, Ms. Michele. In the meantime, we’ll give your new album a first listen below. Check the vocals.—KNB