Check out this fantastic new interview with N’Dambi in the latest issue of Echoes, where she give some hints about her forthcoming album.
Soul Jones have also published a brilliant new interview with Lalah Hathaway.
On the title of her album Where It All Begins she says:
“ I feel like it’s the beginning of what I can do and the beginning of my potential. It really is kind of a love letter to my parents, because I feel like I really chose my parents very well. And I really feel this record most closely mirrors the first record I ever made in terms of the spirit of it.”
Read Lalah’s interview here:
Check out this great interview with Lalah Hathaway talking to Studio Q in LA about music, videos, and more!
There’s a great new interview with Lalah Hathaway talking in-depth about her music to soulinterviews.com.
Read the interview and listen to the podcast here:
You won’t want to miss this!
Lalah Hathaway will be live on Colourful Radio tonight at 10pm (Tues Jan 17) talking to DJ Stretch about her critically acclaimed album Where It All Begins.
You can listen to Colourful on DAB or online here:
Soul Cuts have come up trumps with a great new interview with Lalah Hathaway talking in-depth about her new album Where It All Begins.
Read the interview in full here:
Check out this STUNNING remix of Lalah Hathaway’s ‘My Everything’, courtesy of Ahmed Sirour over at findthebside.com.
There’s a great new interview with Lalah Hathaway in the new edition of Blues & Soul, where she talks in-depth about her new album Where It All Begins.
Says Lahah on how the new record differs from her previous albums:
“Well, the main thing is, it’s a record that I really did take my time putting together MYSELF. You know, while in the past there’s always been an A&R person or other people standing over me to sorta shepherd the process, this one marks the first time where the people around me have said ‘Well, clearly we don’t need to DO that – she knows what she’s DOING’… And I think that it’s when you allow the artist to breathe and allow them that room, that you end up getting true ART! I mean, my intent was to put this album together myself as though I was an INDEPENDENT artist. You know, I made every phonecall; I scheduled every session; I approached all the musicians; I chose all the songs; I put the studio time together… So yeah, this record genuinely was a labour-of-love and really does represent my own expression through-and-THROUGH! In terms of the MUSIC, the PRODUCTION of the music, the SOUND of the music – and just the artistry of it as a WHOLE.”
Read the interview in full here:
Two great new interviews with Lalah Hathaway talking about her brand new album Where It All Begins have just gone live. Both are essential!
Read the Blues & Soul interview here:
Read/listen to the Soulmusic.com interview here:
Where It All Begins is released in the UK November 14th.
Where It All Begins
New album released October 18th on Stax Records
Her name is legendary.
Her music is timeless.
Her lyrics touch you at the core.
Her voice possesses rich warmth that soothes your ears and holds you close.
She is Lalah Hathaway.
Born to R&B/soul music royalty, most people know her simply as the daughter of late soul music legend, Donny Hathaway. But there is more to her than that. A trained pianist and vocalist, she is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and her career has spanned two decades. Twenty-one years after the release of her first LP, her career continues to thrive.
It was 1990 when Lalah made her music debut on Virgin Records with the self-titled album Lalah Hathaway, effortlessly fusing elements of R&B, jazz and pop. The resonance in her voice immediately struck a chord with music lovers and her first single “Heaven Knows” solidified her place in R&B music. The disc also spawned the hit “Baby Don’t Cry” and featured fan favorites “Somethin’ ” and “I’m Coming Back.” It was evident that Lalah not only had the voice, but the talent to carry on her father’s legacy while shaping her own musical destination. Lalah distinctly set herself apart from other R&B artists of the time by making music that was true to her heart.
In 1994, Lalah released her much-anticipated second album A Moment with “Let Me Love You” serving as the album’s lead single. A Moment saw Lalah exploring several music sounds including sampling elements of New Jack-Swing and funk, but not shying far away from her soul and jazz roots. The project also included the Sly & the Family Stone remake “It’s a Family Affair,” and the soul-stirring, fan favorite ballad “Separate Ways.”
1999 brought the release of the critically acclaimed duet album The Song Lives On with legendary jazz musician Joe Sample. The songs “Fever” and “When Your Life Was Low” helped to broaden her audience and further establish her name with jazz music fans, while continuing to leave an impression on audiences worldwide.
After her departure from Virgin Records, It would be 10 years before she would release another solo effort. However, Lalah kept—and continues to keep busy by recording and touring with several acts including George Benson, Take 6, Marcus Miller, Rahsaan Patterson, Mary J. Blige, The Winans, Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, David Sanborn, Carl Thomas, Angie Stone, Robert Glasper, Donald Lawrence, Eric Roberson, Grover Washington, Esperanza Spalding, and just recently, Prince.
In 2004, the long awaited album Outrun The Sky was released, yielding the #1 single “Forever, For Always, For Love,” a remake of the classic Luther Vandross tune. Outrun The Sky’s success put Lalah in the spotlight again and established Lalah as one of the premier vocalists of her time. The album included production by Mike City (Brandy, Yolanda Adams, Carl Thomas) and scored rave reviews from fans with unforgettable favorites “Better and Better” and “If U Ever.”
In 2008, Lalah released her fourth solo album Self Portrait on the renowned Stax label, which debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s R&B charts, and to date is her most successful album. Opening with lead single “Let Go,” the 12-track set is best described as a journey from heartache and pain to awakening and renewal. Self Portrait garnered Lalah her first Grammy® Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance with mid-tempo slow jam “That Was Then.”
2011 marks the release of her fifth studio album, Where It All Begins, (Stax/Concord) in which she effortlessly delivers her trademark sound that greets you with the familiar warmth that you’ve always known. In the spirit of Self Portrait, Lalah instinctively serves a spine chilling lyrical serum of truth. “This Is Your Life” an ear grabbing, contemporary R&B groove that serenely implores, “this is your life—live it today.” Also included in the set is a remake of fan favorite, “I’m Coming Back.” The new version is a richly intense, percussion heavy, mellow arrangement in which Lalah displays her full vocal range and tops it off with the addition of legendary jazz/R&B vocalist Rachelle Ferrell. Where It All Begins also features Grammy® Award-winning and nominated producers JR Hutson, (Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild) and Dre & Vidal (Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys).
Lead single from the album is If You Want To. Check it out here:
Lalah understands who she is as an artist and continues to remain consistently true to her vision in song and lyric. Like aged, fine wine, her voice continues to get better with time. Throughout her career, Lalah has captivated audiences by channeling the essence of her father’s spirit in her music, while adding her signature flare. Her ability to touch a listener’s soul in one phrase is an extraordinary gift that is synonymous with the Hathaway brand. No one can vocally expresses the hurt, pain and anguish you feel today yet give you hope for a better tomorrow like Ms. Lalah Hathaway. Thankfully, the Hathaway sound continues to live on through her creative expression.
Lalah looks to the future of music by embracing the zeitgeist of her present. “My hope is to continue to make timeless art for people…in a way I feel like my dad came here in part so that I could get here—and I am here so that he can stay here. I was born for this.”