Jody Watley Returns with “Everlasting”

The great Jody Watley returns with a superb new song called “Everlasting”. Released today on her 65th birthday, the track with its intoxicatingly laid-back groove and sublime vocals is all about resilience and strength. She comments: “More than just a song, it’s a reflection of life’s journey of lessons, resilience, self-belief and never giving up. I’m excited to share its empowering message because it’s really to remind everyone to keep moving forward and embrace the timeless strength within us all – to stay EVERLASTING, I am an example of that.” It is indeed one of those typical Jody jams which is totally infectious.

“Everlasting” was written and produced by Jody and her longtime collaborator Rodney Lee, himself a keyboardist and producer who works in jazz, soul, r&b, funk, and electronica. Additional production and remix work comes from Italian producer and DJ Alex Di Ciò who has remixed several of her songs in the past and who also worked on “Keep On Movin'” by Soul II Soul. Jody still sounds amazing and we’re more than happy to have her back – having been the soundtrack to our lives from the early days with Shalamar through her solo work starting in 1987 and her music being part of our Dj sets in 90s and 00s Berlin. I still cherish her “Workin’ On A Groove” from “Intimacy” (1993) or “No More Tears To Cry” from “Flower” (1998). “Saturday Night Experience” (2001) and the Masters at Work remix of “I Love To Love” featuring Roy Ayers (2000) were dancefloor highlights back in the days. Welcome back!

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