Jody Watley. Paradise Returns.

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The critically acclaimed “Paradise” EP has returned to digital outlets like iTunes, Apple, Spotify, and so forth. If you had it before, please rate it again and leave another review!

Here’s the original Press Release:

JODY WATLEY RELEASES NEW ALBUM AND MAKES EACH MUSICAL MOMENT

 ‘PARADISE’

 Limited Edition CD Pre-Orders Sells Out In Less Than One Week

 Established as one of the most prominent visionaries of her era, whose influence remains a key touchstone in contemporary pop music, Grammy Award winner,

Jody Watley returns with her retro-futuristic, PARADISE – a state of now dance floor scorcher whose lush upbeat, soulful production and life affirming lyrics are steeped in classic disco/R&B aesthetics (think Chic, Shalamar, Change, Barry White, Larry Levan) while being firmly rooted in the her and now. As executive producer at the helm of her own label, Avitone, Watley continues to convey her commitment as a savvy entrepreneur. Proving that quality rules over quantity, pre-orders for the 6 track album sold out in less than one week. PARDISE is available world-wide on iTunes, Amazon and other digital music outlets. A limited edition CD which was encouraged by her devoted fans, that includes the bonus track Everlasting, is available exclusively on Jody Watley’s online boutique (www.jodywatley.net).

The singer, songwriter, producer sighted the lack of attention spans in today’s society which prompted her to take a classic approach in recording PARADISE. She was reminded that many timeless albums were recorded in the 70’s and early 80’s that had as few as 7 songs on an album, and with Isaac Hayes’ ‘Hot Buttered Soul’ having only 4.

“It’s about quality, not quantity,” says Jody. “I think that albums with a lot of songs are out of touch with the times we live in and today’s record buyer – many artists and companies are holding on to outdated practices. Perhaps I’ll be the first to encourage other artists to make shorter albums, with better songs and a greater music impact.”

Inspired by her well documented roots in disco, soul, pop, dance and electronica music, Watley, who has mastered a career in keeping dance and R&B music relevant to today, continues her legacy on PARADISE. Jody continues to put genuine artistry and quality into everything she does, making each musical moment into a quality experience. The album incorporates live instruments meshed with the EDM direction she’s successfully delivered for more than a decade.

Former Prince NPG guitarist Levi Seacer plays on the thumper The Dawn, with live strings courtesy of the critically acclaimed Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and avant-garde dance jazz impresario, Mark DeClive-Lowe (The Dawn, Paradise, Tonight’s The Night). Other producers featured on PARADISE include Italy’s Luminodisco (Dancer), France’s Count de Money (Nightlife) and the U.K.’s hot producers, Soulpersona (Sanctuary).

 

Paradise Track Listing

Nightlife

Dancer

The Dawn

Tonight’s The Night

Paradise

Sanctuary

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