SoulTracks Premiere First Listen: Jody Watley finds her "Sanctuary" with new song and album

Grammy  award winning artist, songwriter, producer, Jody Watley, one of Pop/R&B and Dance Music's most enduring pioneers, has been at the forefront of some of the most groundbreaking trendsetting sensations in modern pop culture. Both as a solo artist and as a member of the superstar trio, Shalamar, Jody has stayed in the spotlight for over three decades.

Grammy  award winning artist, songwriter, producer, Jody Watley, one of Pop/R&B and Dance Music's most enduring pioneers, has been at the forefront of some of the most groundbreaking trendsetting sensations in modern pop culture. Both as a solo artist and as a member of the superstar trio, Shalamar, Jody has stayed in the spotlight for over three decades.

And after an absence that was too long for our taste, Jody returns this week with her glamorous and funky new album, Paradise.  As executive producer at the helm of her own label, Avitone, Jody continues to convey her commitment as a savvy entrepreneur. Pre-orders for the 6 track album sold out in less than one week. “It’s about quality, not quantity,” says Jody. “I think that albums with a lot of songs are out of touch with the times we live in and today’s record buyer – many artists and companies are holding on to outdated practices. Perhaps I’ll be the first to encourage other artists to make shorter albums, with better songs and a greater music impact.”
 
We're proud to be premiering of one of these six songs, a silky midtempo known at "Sanctuary." It has a seductive groove and Jody's always-on-point vocals. Check out our new SoulTracks First Listen of "Sanctuary" and tell us what you think!  
 
 
 

 
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