Save the dates! Los Angeles!! January 16, 2017 (date change moved up from the 20th because of the inauguration- and really even more special to be on air on MLK Jr. Day). I’ll be on the #1 Morning Show KTLA 5 Morning News withSam Rubin talking my milestone solo debut #JodyWatley and single release of “Looking For A New Love” which turns 30 this year, new music and other upcoming events in Los Angeles like: January 28, 2017 LIVE IN CONCERT The Roxy Theatre with special guests SRL. Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy for a true Saturday Night Experience!! Get your tickets!! Ticketfly
Things are always changing and evolving – while certain elements remain. Interesting to watch this interview filmed but never saw the light of day until now..nearly 7 years later.
Despite the lapse in time, there are some great pearls here and really firmly representative of who I am at the core as a person, artist and entrepreneur – still. This consistency goes back to the beginning of my career doing interviews, there is always substance – generally not expected from others. I’ve never wanted to be just some eye candy, put on a dress and do what you’re told.
As a woman in music on this path less traveled and as a human being most of all, it’s cool this interview was finally uploaded. Hopefully, it will inspire others no matter what career path..but especially for young girls wanting to get into the music industry. You have to know yourself, learn who you want to be and never let that be taken from you.
I reference ‘Chameleon’ – which I ended up changing the concept which became ‘Paradise’ – but it’s made me want to upload the title song I wrote for it..
It was an honor to be included in the historic “The Black Issue” of my favorite fashion magazine VOGUE Italia in 2008.
Rest in peace Franca Sozzani, Editor in Chief Vogue Italia a true visionary. The layouts were always second to none and forward thinking. The Black Issue was her way of trying to address the lack of diversity in fashion.
I’m eternally grateful that Ms. Sozzani chose for me to be a part of this bit of fashion history. My condolences to her family, her son and friends who knew her best.
One of my favorites of the many songs I’ve written and recorded – and this collaboration with Soulpersona out of the UK (aka Morgan Howell). This is a timely, real and comforting song in often troubled times. As I say when performing it live..your space, your vibe – sanctuary is our home. Take those same vibes into the world..an environment of love and when you close the door..a safe place..for you, your significant others, family, children and so on.
I’ll be releasing this long version as a single – the short edit is available on my “Paradise” EP which is available at digital outlets worldwide. It’s a new era since this millennium (always surprised by those who are still waiting on the old model of the industry – it’s not coming back..) and you don’t have to wait for commercial radio to make you aware of and/or quality new music and video. Support independent music and artists. No rants, no controversy, no public romances to exploit ..just quality music.
I’ve been inspired to do a video for it..stay tuned!