JODY WATLEY, the Grammy-winning, trendsetting pioneer in music, video, and fashion released a surprise special collection of Alex Di Ciò Dance/Club remixes on October 22. Alex Di Ciò is a world-renowned producer and remixer.
Following up on recent critically acclaimed releases, The Healing, and the Top 5 UK Soul release, Winter Nights EP, Jody Watley brings on Renderings EP – The Alex Di Ciò Remixes, a collection of uplifting songs penned by Watley and longtime collaborator Rodney Lee.
Inspired by the art of Shawn West and remixes by Alex Di Ciò, Renderings, the mini collection of dance mixes is now globally available on all social media platforms via the Avitone Recordings label imprint.
Sheen Magazine caught up with the innovative music maker, Jody Watley to talk with us about her new project, Renderings.
Can you share with us about the creative process behind your latest album?
One of the definitions of a rendering is an interpretation or translation of art – that’s what I thought about as I listened to Alex’s mixes that he was inspired to do on songs from my songs such as The Makeover and Midnight Lounge projects as looking at the art Shawn did for Instagram which I immediately thought would be a cool piece of music artwork in a cover.
Is this your first time working with Alex Di Ciò?
No – Alex has contributed to all of my recent Top 5 U.K. Soul Chart releases.
What are your thoughts about social media?
What I realize about being on social media is that people discover and rediscover things all the time – something is always new to someone seeing or hearing anything for the first time. It’s also important to continue to be inspired and it may come in the most unexpected ways and sources. It’s been a tough couple of years due to pandemic – I want people to feel uplifted and inspired.
Can you share with us about your new anthem, “Not A Single Day Goes By”?
The new anthem, Not A Single Day Goes By featuring Levi Seacer formerly of Prince’s NPG had been on my mind, I wrote it a while ago. With so much loss of life and it being a song in remembrance and celebration of those who are no longer with us; the time felt right. I sent it to Alex to put his touch on it to complete ‘Renderings’ – so here we are!
You can connect with Jody Watley on all her social media platforms @jodywatley.
The new anthem “Not A Single Day Goes By” arrives October 29, 2021.
All images provided by Jody Watley