K. Michelle has unveiled the release date and artwork for her final R&B album, I’m the Problem. The album will be released Sept. 22 via MNRK Records.
The album cover depicts K. Michelle sitting on a bathroom floor next to a red cup with a blurred-out object that appears to be a light-blue gun. The album title is written in red on the bathroom mirror.
Regarding the album, K. Michelle told Rated R&B in 2022, “I’ve been healing through this album. I have dealt with my relationship through this album. I have dealt with my relationship with my son through this album. I have dealt with where I want to go in my future through this album.”
In that same interview, K. Michelle called I’m the Problem “super emotional.”
Upon announcing the album’s release date, K. Michelle issued “Scooch,” the first taste of I’m the Problem. The song reached No. 1 on R&B radio and Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay chart during the summer of 2022, marking her first time topping both lists.
“I wanted to do something different. I wasn’t doing any male-bashing. I wanted to start with something a little bit more bright or something you could dance to. It’s about to get warm. I want you to be able to go out and just do your thing when it comes to that,” K. Michelle told Rated R&B in March 2022 about releasing “Scooch” as the lead single.
K. Michelle went on her headlining I’m the Problem Tour earlier this year. During the tour, she released two singles: “You” and “Wherever the D May Land” featuring Gloss Up, each with their own accompanying visuals.
Along with the new album announcement, K. Michelle shares a brand new song titled “Blame Yourself.” On the self-berating track, where a woman realizes she is just another girl to a playboy, K. Michelle offers a word to the wise: “Stop giving all of you to somebody’s man.”
I’m the Problem will contain 19 tracks, making it her second longest album after 2017’s KIMBERLY: The People I Used to Know. The latter had 21 tracks and was K. Michelle’s last album for Atlantic Records.
Listen to K. Michelle’s new song “Blame Yourself” below.
K. Michelle I’m the Problem Tracklist
1. Intro: Lot of Nothing, Pt. 1
3. No Pain
4. Blame Yourself
5. Love Language
7. Lot of Nothing, Pt. 2
8. Big Deal
9. Wherever the D May Land
10. Hurt Shit
11. I Cheat
12. Only One
13. Gangsta in Me
14. Lot of Nothing, Pt. 3
15. This Man
17. God Knew
18. Same Damn Show
19. Tennessee (Bonus Track)
I’m the Problem is available for pre-order/pre-save.