R&B singer Keyshia Cole performs during the Essence Music Festival 2012 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La., Friday, July 6, 2012.  The Oakland native started her set off with the angst-filled melodies she’s known for — “I Remember” and “Trust” — but she exuded a sense of peace, moving swiftly and carefully between her new and older material. She effortlessly hit every high note and confidently strutted onstage in a black satin pantsuit and towering platform heels.

The Interscope artist also performed “Enough of No Love,” the lead single from the upcoming Woman to Woman LP, for the first time.