Lalah Hathaway Comes to Variety Playhouse Nov. 5th [INTERVIEW + VIDEOS]
Lalah Hathway, one of contemporary R&B’s most prized artists and in-demand vocalists releases her sixth solo album, ‘Where It All Begins,’ on October 18th. She also comes to Atlanta at the Variety Playhouse on November 5th…
‘Everybody is an artist in some way,’ Hathaway says. ‘I wanted to explore what that really means. For me, it meant walking into being the artist I’ve always wanted to be. Making this album was an opportunity for me to embrace my independence as an artist through my music and connection to my fans.’
‘Where It All Begins’ comes on the heels of Hathaway’s most successful album to date, 2008′s ‘Self Portrait‘ that included the Grammy-nominated (Best Female R&B Vocal) song ‘That Was Then.’
‘No matter where I go – churches, festivals, Japan, South Africa – people love ‘I’m Coming Back,’ newly arranged and recorded on this album. ‘This version has a different arrangement, because it’s morphed over the years. I decided to re-record it. We added vocalist Rachelle Ferrell at the end, which is really sublime.’
‘I really listened to my dad’s own songs,’ Hathaway says of her father Donny Hathaway’s landmark albums. ‘Jealous Guy‘ by John Lennon – I always thought my father owned that. I just grew up with the approach of opening yourself up to create something beautiful, that’s a love letter to what came before.’
‘I feel like I’m at the top of my game, like I’m at the beginning again’ she says of ‘Where It All Begins.’ ‘There aren’t many artists, particularly female singers, who after 20 years, are kind of still on the come up. I feel like I’m on the come up.’
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