Jody Watley & SRL Unveil Cover Art for Forthcoming New Single.

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Jody Watley & SRL unveil the cover art by Los Angeles based artist Martin Lagirdam for the forthcoming new single “The Passion” mixed by legendary Italian remix producer Alex Di Cio  expected to arrive around July 20, 2018 to various digital outlets.

“The artwork is inspired by the sacred heart. As the core of our being, with the theme of the song being a passion for living and life coming alive through the music and our connections – it felt right to have a vibrant and colorful art piece like this to represent the vibe of the song as the music, love and passion descends upon the city. The flames represent setting your soul on fire with the music and the things that make you feel alive. This cover art is something a bit more unexpected and outside the box for us this time – bold and unexpected. I became a fan of Martin’s work after following him on Instagram after he created a custom t-shirt for me. The beauty of his work in particular many themes that reflected the heart really spoke to me for this single…as well is it could be a cool statement tattoo and iconic emblem for the group usually associated with rock bands. The single has some standout guitar work by former Prince & NPG member Levi Seacer.  I’ve connected with some incredible talent through social media and Martin is one. The logo’s were created by my longtime art director and collaborator the U.K. based Ray Easmon.” – Jody Watley

 

 

 

Jody Watley A Monumental Look Back To Still A Thrill

The gears below the Paris Opera House (Le Palais Garnier)

Being the first artist or entity at all to be allowed to film a video in the then called Opera de Paris (Palais Garnier) in Paris, France for my video “Still A Thrill” in 1989 is something that was quietly monumental at the time – and probably beyond my devoted fans few know this. When most “urban” artists were primarily relegated to basic in studio videos. I thought about the significance as Beyonce made headlines with her video filmed at the prestigious Louvre museum another landmark in Paris. As one of my fans noted..”if you released this today, you would have broken the internet..it was ahead of the times.” I agree.

Directed by Brian Grant, the 2nd of 3 videos we filmed together – I sashayed all over the streets of Paris (thank you to my former label for supporting my vision) – I worked the historic setting with no choreography or rehearsals. There’s also a scene in one of the night shots on the streets of Paris where graffiti notes “Gay Color, Say Cool Say What?” that makes it’s own statement and my support of the LGBTQ community without batting a cat-eyed eyelash that I’ve never been asked about.

This included the basement so to speak working the gears with Tyrone “The Bone” Procter, former ST alum like me – freestyle, waacking, just making it up as we went along. I styled myself (a bit of Jean Paul Gaultier mixed in) as well as Tyrone (in a Jean Paul Gaultier T-shirt).  It was about the edgy style against the opulent setting and getting in the music. Creating art outside the box especially for a black girl at the time dealing with industry politics among other things – quietly opening doors and raising the bar for myself and others to follow has always been important to me – before social media.

You don’t have to do what everyone else is doing-that’s usually how artists make a mark.

Classic.

Paris By Night was the theme and concept of the video – totally enjoyed collaborating and working with Brian Grant.

 

Jody Watley Set to Perform at Chene Park Detroit and Appear on Live In The D

In celebration of the Jody Watley and SRL June 20 concert at Detroit’s Chene Park, designer and illustrator Shawn West created this spectacular montage.

Watley will appear on NBC affiliate WDIV “Live in The D” for interview and performance of her Top 10 Smooth Jazz Hit “Waiting In Vain.”

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Jody Watley. Another Milestone With Waiting In Vain.

The venerable Grammy winning artist Jody Watley achieves another milestone as “Waiting In Vain” eases into the Top 10 after 11 weeks on the Smooth Jazz Network Charts with nearly 600 spins this week. Peaking at 25 on Billboard, Watley says “I do music for the love, and not charts especially at this point in my career..that said it’s nice to still be able to have new benchmarks of achievement and not simply rest on my past accomplishments.”

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Available at digital outlets worldwide.

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Billboard Airplay

KSBR-HD/Los Angeles, CA (Orange County)

WNWV/Cleveland, OH

WFSK/Nashville, TN

KUNV/Las Vegas, NV

WVAS/Montgomery, AL

Smooth Jazz Network (affiliates below)

WCLK/Atlanta, GA

WVST/Richmond, VA

WSBZ/Panama City, FL

WEIB/Springfield, MA

KJLU/Jefferson City, MO

 

Specialty Show Airplay

WWDM/Columbia, SC

CKSJ/St Johns, Canada

WAGH/Columbus, GA

KQXT/San Antonio, TX (Jazz show on A/C station)

WMJY/Biloxi, MS

WCLZ/Portland, ME

KBEM/Minneapolis, MN

WWDM/Columbia, SC

 

Smooth Jazz Airplay

WNAA/Greensboro, NC

 

KOKY/Little Rock, AR
TheVibeSmoothGrooveRadio.weebly.com
BlogTalkRadio.com

JazzBayRadio.com

WCHG/Hot Springs, VA

WOWE/Flint, MI
HTRJazzy.com

Smooth Jazz “In The Mix” Online Radio

SmoothJazzOnTheRocks.net
KYTE/Newport, OR

TheSourceSmoothJazzRadio.com

JazzMoodsRadio.com

RadioSeagull.com

RadioWinchCombe.co.uk

StrawberryJazz.com

SmoothJazz905.com
WWUS/Key West, FL

KBEM/Minneapolis, MN

WSJRDBRadio.com

1000SmoothHits.de

TM Studios

Jazz-City.com

KCSW/Phoenix, AZ

SmoothJazzAndMore.com

Smooth Jazz Florida Plus HD
Love Smooth Jazz
Love Jazz Florida
Love Smooth Jazz Music
Smooth Jazz Mix New York
Smooth Jazz New York

Smooth Jazz NYC

Smooth Jazz Planet

Smooth Jazz Zone

A1 Smooth Jazz

Smooth Jazz Oasis

Smooth Jazz Smooth Wave

South Florida Smooth Jazz

Smooth Jazz Tampa Bay

Smooth Jazz CD101.9 New York

KKFI/Kansas City, MO

CoolNights.co.uk

GrooveSuite.com

KRWV/Phoenix, AZ

CJazzChannel.com

WHCJ/Savannah, GA

WTCC/Springfield, MA

WRTC/Hartford, CT

WQTQ/Hartford, CT

AccuRadio.com (Smooth Jazz Chicago)

Smooth Grooves Radio/UK

SmoothJazzFlorida.com

SmoothJazz.com

WUSB/Long Island, NY
WJAB/Huntsville, AL

WSNC/Winston-Salem, NC
KUR/Reading, PA

KSHK/Kauai, HI

 

Smooth Jazz Network Airplay

iHeart Radio – Smooth Jazz Channel
WAEG-FM North Augusta, GA
WCHD-HD2 Dayton, OH
KWDR-FM Kennewick, WA
WKSC HD-2 Chicago, IL
KDXA HD-2 Des Moines, IO
KSOF HD-2 Fresno, CA
WSRW HD-2 Grand Rapids, MI
WMAG HD-2 Greensboro, NC
WLRQ HD-2 Melbourne, FL
WUBT-HD2 Nashville, TN
WMGF-HD2 Orlando, CA
KKCW HD-2 Portland, OR
WSNE HD-2 Providence, RI
WBTJ HD-2 Richmond, VA
KFBK-HD2 Sacramento, CA
KMJM HD-2 St. Louis, MO
KODJ HD-2 Salt Lake City, UT
KISC-HD2 Spokane, WA
COOL-FM Panama
KCCB-AM Corning, AR
WVSU-FM Birmingham, AL
KKLI-FM Colorado Springs, CO
WAJD-FM Gainesville, FL
WBHQ-FM Beverly Beach, FL
WSBZ-FM Walton Beach, FL
WUCR-FM Butler, FL
WCLZ-FM Portland, ME
WRMO-FM Bangor, ME
WHFC-FM Bel Air, MD
WLDR-FM Traverse City, MI
WVLY-FM Sundbury, PA
KQXT-FM San Antonio, TX
SmoothJazzFlorida.com
Smooth Jazz Florida Plus HD
Smooth Jazz Tampa Bay
Smooth Jazz Nox Miami
Smooth Jazz Tampa
Smooth Jazz Wave Boca Raton
Smooth Jazz CD101.9 New York
Smooth Jazz Mix New York
Radio Indigo Bangalore/Goa India 99.1
Aramco Saudi Arabia
CJCV-FM Winnipeg
Boracay Beach Radio – 97.3 FM Philippines

 

Smooth Jazz Top 20 Show Airplay
iHeart Radio – Smooth Jazz Channel
CD101.9 New York
KCCB 1260AM Corning, AR
KDXA HD-2 Des Moines
KKCW HD-2 Portland
KKLI 106.3 FM Colorado Springs
KODJ HD-2 Salt Lake City
KSOF HD-2 Fresno
KWDR-FM  93.5 and 102.3 Kennewick, WA
KZIZ-AM 1560 AM Seattle, WA
Radio Indigo Bangalore/Goa India 99.1
WAEG-FM 92.3 North Augusta, GA
WBHQ-HD-3 Beverly Beach, FL
WBTJ HD-2 Richmond
WCHB 1200 AM/ 99.9 FM  Detroit, MI
WCLZ 98.9 FM Portland, Maine
WHFC91.1 FM Bel Air, Maryland
WKSC HD-2 Chicago
WLDR HD-2 Traverse City, MI
WLRQ HD-2 Melbourne
WMAG HD-2 Greensboro
WMJM HD-2 St. Louis
WRMO 93.7 FM Bangor Maine
WSJF-DB  Smooth Jazz Florida
WSNE HD-2 Providence
WSRW HD-2 Grand Rapids
WUCR 107.9 FM Lake Butler, Florida
WVLY 100.9 FM Sundbury/Selinsgrove, PA
WXCT 98.3 FM Grand Rapids, MI
ARAMCO Saudi Arabia
Boracay Beach Radio-97.3 FM Philippines
CJCV 99.1 FM Winnipeg, Canada
COOL-FM Panama

DeLite Radio UK The A-List

Bernie O’Brien Radio Warrington

MediaBase:

^ 36 48 JODY WATLEY-Waiting In Vain (’18) (Avitone) 30     25     +5    

^ 37 42 MICHAEL FIELDS JR-Lovette Road (Water From The Rock) 30     27     +3    

^ 38 36 TAKE 6-Change The World (SoNo Recording Group) 30     30     0     

^ 39 61 GROOVE FREQUENCIES-Imagine This (B2J) 29     19     +10   

  40 19 SADE-Flower Of The Universe (Epic) 29     41     -12   

^ 41 30 MICHAEL J. THOMAS-My Love (Harbor Breeze) 28     8      +20   

^ 42 58 D’LAURENT SMITH-Hand In Hand f/Boney James (—) 28     21     +7    

^ 43 54 GREG ADAMS/EAST BAY SOUL-Look Book (Ripa) 28     22     +6    

^ 44 43 MADOCA-Surrender (City Sketches Inc) 27     26     +1    

^ 45 41 DONALD HAYES-What Dreams May Come (Grindhouse Music) 27     27     0     

^ 46 40 NAJEE-Song For The Ladies (—) 27     27     0     

  47 39 BLAIR BRYANT-Sun Chaser f/Darren Rahn (Innervision) 27     28     -1     

  48 38 ROBERTO VALLY-Birdland (Woodward Avenue ) 27     29     -2    

^ 49 86 NICK COLIONNE-Be Urself (—) 26     14     +12   

^ 50 50 JERMAINE MONDAINE-Going Higher (Water From The Rock) 26     23     +3

 

Jody Watley ft SRL Hot New O.R.I.G.IN.A.L. Remix by The Fantasy Clinic

When other creatives take their time to come up with remixes and videos coming from a genuine love of the work – you just have to return the love. The Fantasy Clinic did a compelling remix of  Jody Watley ‘Sanctuary’ in 2017 – now he’s taken things to another level with the deep house rendering of O.R.I.G.IN.A.L

Watch and listen to the hotness – dance, workout, twirl, turn and ‘watch me walk out..” If you’re not feeling this – check your pulse!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jody Watley Classic Image Of The Day : Saks Catalogue

1 Page of 16 in an unprecedented feature for an artist in their prestigious Fall/Winter Catalogue in 1996.

Photography by the legendary Skrebneski

New Illustration in Gallery by JDeluxe

Illustration by JDeluxe via Instagram based on Jody Watley photography by Michel Comte for Vanity Fair Magazine