Chrisette Michele's Music To Make Her Days Better

Grammy-winning R&B musician Chrisette Michele spoke with Tell Me More earlier this year about her latest album Better. For Tell More's occasional segment "In Your Ear," she talks about the songs in rotation on her playlist.

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And now it's time for the occasional feature we call In Your Ear. That's where some of our guests give us a taste of the music that has special meaning to them. Today, we hear from singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele. We spoke with her earlier this year about her latest album "Better." And she told us about the music that makes her days better.

CHRISETTE MICHELE: Hey, this is Chrisette Michele, and what is in my ear is "No Way" by Tye Tribbett

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "NO WAY")

MICHELE: I love that song because sometimes there are days where I just feel like I just cannot make it. I can't get through the day. So sometimes I have to remember where my success, where I draw my strength from. And so Tye Tribbet and The G.A. Chant's "No Way" song gets me through sometimes.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "NO WAY")

MICHELE: Another song playing in my ear is off of Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience." That song is called "Mirrors."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "MIRRORS")

MICHELE: I love how sweet and romantic and melancholy this song is. It just makes me want to fall in love with somebody. He sees himself in her and herself in him. I think that's really, really cute. Kudos to Justin Timberlake.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "MIRRORS")

MICHELE: One more song that's playing in my ear is from Miguel's "Kaleidoscope Dream" album. The name of the song is "Do You."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "DO YOU")

MICHELE: OK, OK, it's a guilty pleasure. I know what the song is about, but the song is so musical and magical. And I just feel like I'm floating on a cloud when I listen to it.

MARTIN: That was singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele telling us what's playing in her ear. To hear our previous conversation with her or any other for that matter, go to NPR.org. Click on the programs tab and then on TELL ME MORE. And that's our program for today. I'm Michel Martin and you've been listening to TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Let's talk more tomorrow.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "DO YOU")

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