Feel that electricity! Nate Allen Smith, Rosero McCoy and I had a blast at our Shalamar Reloaded debut single release event for “SlowDance” at Bryan Rabin and Adam XII Present: Giorgio’s A Modern Discotheque on the Sunset Strip, July 28, 2015. We worked everyone into an appropriate disco soul funk frenzy in the midst of the glitz, glamour.
One of the positives of Twitter is being reminded of things like this – on August 10 hit single “Don’t You Want Me” was released. Written by Jody Watley, Franne Golde and David Bryant. Franne and I became best friends since the day we met for this session. It’s one of the few songs I’ve co-written and shared lyrical tasks – songwriting is so personal; but we all hit it all so well. Bernard Edwards from CHIC and Power Station was the producer and the remix which was the version that to it to the Hot 100 and the top of the Billboard Dance charts is by Francois K.
The video would be directed by Dominic Sena and would star my now ex-husband and former collaborator and co-producer Andre Cymone. My brother John is also in the video which was filmed in downtown Los Angeles.
#1 Dance, #6 Hot 100 #3 R&B
This excerpt from Toni Morrison really resonated with me, it’s great food for thought. Live your life – set the tone and theme – change it when you feel like it. Don’t worry about other people’s expectations or opinions – we all have our own lives to live and shouldn’t waste time trying to conform what others think our journey should be about – because it may make them feel more comfortable.
With Mary L. Datcher in the Chicago Defender from May 29, 2015; Jody Watley talking new music and the new SHALAMAR ® : ” If you grew up in the era of cultural identity, sexual exploration, political uprise..” Read the rest here:
Very proud to be included with these outstanding women and pioneering artists: Stevie Nicks, Kim Gordon and Joni Mitchell in Canada’s #1 Fashion Canada Magazine’s June Issue. A special thank you to Elio Ianucci for making this happen.
I’ll be signing autographs and shilling Jody Watley merchandise! Come say hello. Always cool to be part of ‘first ever’ events – always celebrating individuality and creativity! I’ll be there May 16, 2015. Get your tickets – Here
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