Sept. 26, 2016
Grammy Award Winning Pop/R&B/Dance Style Icon Jody Watley and the new trio “SRL” Shalamar Reloaded featuring Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy release their new video “THE MOOD” getting us heated for autumn and winter. A feel good blend of new electro R&B meets classic soul is sure to delight music lovers of all ages.
The video with a breathtaking backdrop was filmed on the island of Oahu. “I think it’s a refreshing dose of effortless chic and elegance missing in a lot of videos” says Watley “I’m bringing it back with a twist.”
“The Mood” is from the forthcoming “Bridges” full length expected January 2017 on Watley’s longtime imprint Avitone Recordings with at The Roxy Theater on The Sunset Strip January 28.
Directed by Rosero Inc. and filmed on location in Oahu, Hawaii PR. TomEstey.com
Jody Watley and SRL Drop New Music Video and Premiere on the #1 Celebrity Site PerezHilton.com – Watch it Here
“I respect my past,” says Grammy-winning singer-songwriter-fashion icon Jody Watley, “but I’m not nostalgic. I hate it when people say, ‘Oh, the good old days…’ Well, the good old days are now, what you make of the now.”
That attitude, which is the core of her work ethic and creative approach, recently earned Ms. Watley the distinction of being named “one of the most prominent visionaries of her era” by Wax Poetics magazine. It’s also her modus operandi with Shalamar Reloaded, a vocal dance trio established in 2015 – music, dance and style.
Joining Ms. Watley for the new Shalamar Reloaded are singer/dancer/choreographers Rosero McCoy (Usher, Beyoncé, America’s Next Best Dance Crew, Shake it Up, The Sing Off) and breakout young Ohio talent Nate Allen Smith. The trio’s dynamic stage show breathes new life into Shalamar classics “A Night To Remember,” “Take That To The Bank,” and “The Second Time Around” as well as the sexy ballad “SlowDance” which has become an in concert crowd favorite.
The second part of the hot ticket concert includes signature Jody Watley solo hits like “Friends,” “Looking For a New Love,” and “Don’t You Want Me,” as well as music from her 2014 smash album Paradise. That album’s first single “Nightlife” – her 19th Billboard Top 20 Dance hit; a UK Top 10 Commercial Pop and UK Top 5 soul hit – added another notch to her impressive chart history: six Top 10 Pop singles; thirteen #1 Dance Singles; seven Top 5 R&B Singles; two Top 20 pop albums; 2 Top 10 R&B albums; and a Top 5 R&B album. Paradise celebrates dance music’s classic sounds and motifs (nodding to disco, House, soulful R&B,) while looking squarely to the future. As an artistic statement, it’s a perfect encapsulation of Ms. Watley’s career thus far: This is where I’ve been, this is what I’ve done, this is where I am and what I’m doing right now – this is how I’m mapping the future.
Shalamar Reloaded NEW SINGLE O.R.I.G.IN.A.L DROPS MAY 6
Jan. 29, 2016 Review: Shalamar Reloaded with Jody Watley at The Roxy Sunset on SoCalMusic by Harriet Kaplan: Read it Here
Feb.3, 2016 Shulman Says: “Shalamar Reloaded Slay At The Roxy” Read it : Here
Feb. 4, 2016 Jody Watley: Reloads Shalamar and Keeps Stepping in Her Jerome S. Rousseau Shoes Interview and Review by A. Scott Galloway, UrbanMusicScene: Here
Jody Watley and Shalamar Reloaded Peform on KTLA: WATCH Here
2015 – A Few Highlights
The soulful new Shalamar® single: SlowDance Featured on ESSENCE.com
Shalamar on KTLA Watch the group get down with Sam Rubin: