This album is fresh and spirited, sassy, and funny at times. Says Vivian Green of Vivid, her fifth studio album set to release in 2015 under Producer/Artist Kwame Holland’s label: MakeNoise/Caroline. ’It’s different from my other albums because of the energy; but very much still me.’ The title is certainly fitting. Green’s prior work established her as a balladeer and this album will add to that; proving her ability to deliver feel-good upbeat records. Totally produced by Kwame, ( it is the first of Green’s to entice you to dance; colored with ballads that showcase her effortless vocal prowess. The stand-out first single ‘Get Right Back To My Baby’ features a sample from Maze ft. Frankie Beverly’s classic ‘Before I Let Go’. It has a current bounce that makes you want to move. Green’s voice is powerful, alluring, and beams over the track.
Green has never followed trends, so don’t expect to hear her trying to mimic any. The music is hers and it’s the kind of record you want to take with you on a road trip, to the gym, and to the office. ‘Vivid gives the audience the fun, bubbly, and vibrant side of Vivian,’ says Kwame, ‘A side that her family and circle of friends know well, but the listener rarely gets to witness.’ Vivid is undoubtedly full of zeal. ’Broken’ gives a strong adult approach to loves disappointments, while ‘Work’ expresses energetic desire.
R&B Songstress – Tweet is about to change the R&B/Soul game with her upcoming album “Charlene” dropping January 2016 on E1 Nashville. Yes, that’s right deal – Tweet sealed her new record deal with E1 Nashville. As it was previously mentioned, she’ll be reuniting with Missy Elliot and Timbaland to give that great “Southern Hummingbird” vibe. David Duane catch up with her briefly to discuss the exciting news – Check it out !
It’s a simple query, famously crooned in 1971 by soul legend Marvin Gaye, amidst a continuing civil right struggle in a nation at war both domestically and abroad. It’s a question still being asked today. Yet Bilal, like Gaye, offers no answers, merely a deep pondering on the current times with his moody fourth studio LP, In Another Life . “I’ve always seen myself like a Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley or Curtis Mayfield,” the golden-voice singer says, pointing to three of his many musical inspirations. “They could speak politically, but still wanted people to have something to play at night, to make love.”
Bilal fully embraces that duality on In Another Life , informed by CNN headlines and producer Adrian Younge’s dusty melodies. On the uncanny lead single “Satellites,” he takes the perspective of an extraterrestrial visitor observing a world in ruin. “We’re making music that speaks to the times that we’re in,” says Bilal, who’s collaborated with everyone from Beyoncé to Justin Timberlake to Robert Glasper. “So we have to make something that people of the future can go back to and say, ‘This is the way it felt back then.’ There are beautiful, sweet moments on this album and there are dark moments.” Checkout our latest interview with Bilal from the Essence Music Festival 2015.