Jody Watley New Article on The SingersRoom

Jody Watley. Nightlife. Photo Courtesy of Jody Watley Music (c) 2013

Jody Watley. Nightlife. Photo Courtesy of Jody Watley Music (c) 2013

Jody Watley Is Back And Talking About Being An Innovator, The Music Industry, Radio, Waacking and More! Read it: HERE

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Nightlife. It’s In the Music. Worldwide.

Here are a few fan made “Nightlife” clips from different parts of the world. I’d been working on this song, performing it live, living with it, reflecting on it for 2 years before finishing, recording, and finally releasing it – probably more than any song I’ve ever written or recorded in my career. I’m glad I chose to do it this way, this time. It inspires me to see young people dancing to my new music and getting to know me through the dance, through ‘waacking’, through time and realizing the importance of patience even in the creative process.


New York.


Hong Kong.

Another Nightlife Preview.

This is another snippet of my forthcoming new single “Nightlife.’ “Princess Lockeroo” Samara Cohen is supreme in this dance video directed by Yak Films one of the most popular dance channels on YouTube.

Jody Watley. New Music Preview. ‘Nightlife’

Just a teaser instrumental of my forthcoming new single ‘Nightlife’. A few teens from around the world have snagged the music and started making short clips freestylin’ and waacking (my style) to it – I love it! This is from Hong Kong.  It would be my dream to have the professional dancers perform this on ‘Dancing With The Stars’!

Jody Watley. Waacking Freestyle Dance

I’m not a trained dancer, singer nor writer – I do them all from my soul with my own distinct feel and style much like an improvisational jazz musician. There is a joy in dancing no matter the style. I’ve always loved it and always will – watching and doing.

It’s so incredible to see ‘Waacking’ continue to grow with a younger generation around the world. You just search Youtube, ‘Waacking’  and you will find battles and performances going on globally; fused with other elements including Hip-Hop, Propeller (created by Princess ‘Lockeroo’ Samara Cohen), Voguing, Punking and so on.  The origins of ‘Waacking’ date back to the 70’s, my teen era. I was amongst a few girls who were doing it on the show; and was a member of dance troupe ‘The Outrageous Waack Dancers’, along with other Soul Train alums Tyrone Procter, Cleveland Moses Jr., and my former Shalamar colleague Jeffrey Daniel.

Jody Watley and “The Outrageous Waack Dancers”

Viva la dance!