A song for you from my ‘The Makeover’ release from 2008. 4hero are an electronic duo and early pioneers of breakbeat from London comprised of Marc Mac, Claire & Dennis, and Dego McFarlane. Their critically acclaimed album ‘Two Pages’ is one of my favorites from the late 90’s and really inspired me to keep going in new ways as an artist when I felt disillusioned about the music ‘business.’ I reached out to them at the time via Myspace when I started feeling creative again saying I’d love to collaborate with them – they couldn’t believe I know who they were and had to verify I was really the Jody Watley.
I was driving in my car after receiving some tracks and when this instrumental came on it was instant – the full song lyrics and melody came easily to me. As a songwriter it’s nice when that happens. I was in traffic thinking about the things people go through in life and how we have to find ways to keep going. In this current climate, it’s a good one to listen to and a deep cut in the diverse Jody Watley catalog.
‘Bed of Roses’ was also featured on the 4Hero release “Play With The Changes” which also featured Jill Scott, Ursula Rucker and more.