“Don’t let the worst of life, get the best of you..stay everlasting..sometimes you win, sometimes you lose..gotta stay up – stay everlasting.” I just posted this on my Soundcloud page. Beautiful for a reflective Sunday or any day. ‘Everlasting” was on the CD version of “Paradise.” My company Avitone may have to make this commercially available for digital release. Good vibes, uplifting song.
I have to thank the tons of fans on Twitter and Facebook who have posted so many positive and encouraging words in support and ultimate understanding of my blog post “To Those It May Concern.” There were also quite a few priceless .gifs and memes on Twitter. I wanted to share them all.
Oct. 8 Atlanta Pride, Piedmont Park
Oct. 14-16 Blues Alley Washington D.C.
Oct. 28-29 Tokyo Japan Best Hits 80’s Meets Symphony, Tokyo Dome City Hall
The critically acclaimed 2014 “Paradise” EP has returned to digital outlets worldwide. The physical CD quickly sold out via the Jody Watley Boutique. Get this modern disco soul ambient electronica gem. “Paradise” features the Top 5 UK Commercial Pop Single “Nightlife” which also appeared in the Billboard Dance Top 20. If you rated or left a review, make sure to do so again because all of the data went when my label Avitone took it down by choice. “Paradise” also includes what has become a favorite live in concert life and celebration of home and an environment of love, “Sanctuary” produced by Soulpersona out of the UK as well as the original of the hot dance single and popular viral video “Dancer” another in concert fan favorite.
DANCER. Photograpy: Albert Sanchez. Design: Ray Easmon and Jody Watley
Have a listen to the various mixes, feel free to share with friends on your social media and with the holidays coming – it’s a great music gift, perfect for a work out, getting ready for a night out, or just playing on blast to and from work – with confidence!
The PARADISE candles are back in stock. PARADISE is spa like for relaxation with citrus and vanilla undernotes but not too sweet. SANCTUARY is exotic, sensual and warm. It’s wonderful to know that everyone who has purchased them is enjoying the candles, has a favorite and re-ordering.Candles add so much atmosphere to any apartment, home, living space. Comfort, healing, illumination, atmosphere and the symbol of hope and love to me. I don’t go a day without burning candles – I wake up praying and meditating after lighting candles. My children’s friends when would always call our house ‘calming.’ Candles were always burning on the most raucous playdates. I travel with candles when I leave home to do concerts, and also burn them in my dressing room. You get the point.
I’d like to expand and add a ‘Nightlife’ candle to the collection. We are low on stock on quite a few of the T-shirts and once they’re gone, that’s it so don’t miss out on these limited edition items. Thinking of doing another run of the limited edition PARADISE EP – with a new twist – perhaps exclusive DANCER remixes, revised art… Stay tuned.
We’re working on new merchandise for spring. Shop Now: Here
What a delight it was to find out PARADISE made the Hot 16 List on Soulbounce amongst an eclectic list of young and emerging talent – that is quite fabulous for a vet like me. To remain fresh and true to myself always keeps my soul rooted in my work. I always hope my efforts and collaborations resonate with audiences large, small and diverse as well as the young without pandering and the young and heart. It’s in the music!
See the full list and discover other artists outside of the usual : Soulbounce
The music also made an appearance twice on the Dave Higdon’s Favorites of 2014, including ‘DANCER’ in the Top 3: Poptastic Confessions
Stay excited about life, even on days you feel low. Be thankful to be alive; always ready for new opportunities, challenges, new ways to improve various elements of your life, career, who you are as a person..you don’t need to make resolutions. Take small steps each day, or simply take time to reflect, relax, rejuvenate, plan and then work to execute whatever it is and repeat. Stay encouraged because sometimes you will just have to go with what comes your way and move on regardless.
Paradise and Sanctuary Candles are back in stock: Jody Watley Boutique, the music is available at digital outlets worldwide (Limited edition CD’s may come around again.)
Upcoming concerts in February Jody Watley featuring a rebooted millennial SHALAMAR
New York – 2/18 B.B. Kings
Atlantic City – 2/19 Harrah’s Resort and Casino
Oakland – 2/28 Yoshi’s Jazz Club
Remixes are in the works for the next single from PARADISE: DANCER
Make sure to use your Jody Watley hashtags on social media: #JodyWatley #itsinthemusic #Paradise #Shalamar – thank you!