First Listen: Jam & Lewis, Sounds of Blackness shine in return

(April 12, 2019) They are living legends, first for their leadership in The Time, and later for becoming one of the most successful songwriting and production teams of all time, helping establish the careers of Janet Jackson, Alexander O’Neal and many, many more artists.

Now Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis are finally preparing their first album, to be titled Jam & Lewis Vol. 1, slated for release later this year on their relaunched Perspective Label (which also recently released Peabo Bryson’s latest. And they now have issued the winning first single from the project.

(April 12, 2019) They are living legends, first for their leadership in The Time, and later for becoming one of the most successful songwriting and production teams of all time, helping establish the careers of Janet Jackson, Alexander O’Neal and many, many more artists.

Now Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis are finally preparing their first album, to be titled Jam & Lewis Vol. 1, slated for release later this year on their relaunched Perspective Label (which also recently released Peabo Bryson’s latest. And they now have issued the winning first single from the project.

The duo posted on Instagram: “We decided the first single from our project should be in the spirit of how we started the original Perspective Records in the 90s. And that’s with the Sounds of Blackness… In 1989 while working on Rhythm Nation in Minneapolis with Janet [Jackson] we took her to see a Sounds Of Blackness concert. She was blown away and told us we should sign them and do a project immediately. We felt the best home to showcase their incredible talent would be our own label. Perspective Records was born and A&M was our choice as partners as the team of Herb Albert & Jerry Moss understood our vision. The result was the Grammy Winning 'The Evolution Of Gospel' album which featured the timeless #1 Single 'Optimistic.' As we jump to 30 years later we feel that the opportunity to reunite Sounds of Blackness with the legendary Ann Nesby and Big Jim Wright (R. I. P.) feels like the foundation from which to build a project to uplift and make you fall in love with music again.

The resulting song, “Til I Found You,” is a story of finding help in a time of trouble, of the power of faith and moving forward. Sounds of Blackness sounds terrific, and Ann Nesby is in all her vocal glory.

We simply can’t wait for this “debut” album by Jam & Lewis, but in the meantime, we’re going to groove on with this fantastic teaser. Check it out below and enjoy!

Jam and Lewis feat. Ann Nesby,
Big Jim Wright and Lauren Evans
“Til I Found You”

 
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