Monday, January 10, 2011

Video: The Songtress Unburdens Her Heart

Marsha Ambrosius - Far Away

I've been a fan of Marsha Ambrosius ever since I heard the first Floetry album 'Floetic' released in 2002, the song 'Say Yes' especially burnt a hole straight through my slow jam retina. Her voice while projecting strength also had a delightful vulnerability and sensuosness to it. So since then I followed her doing guest features with Game, Busta Rhymes etc. , writing songs for Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys and Jamie Foxx etc., fiending for her to drop her own joint. Apparently that's exactly what she's been working on...besides losing weight and going from cute big girl to cute regular size girl via Nintendo Wii workouts.

The song is produced by Just Blaze (who's work I do not get enough of!). It's a powerful, moving video dealing with weighty isssues of social acceptance, discrimination, violence and sexuality; it was inspired by the attempted suicide of a close friend of hers. This is the second single from her upcoming album 'Late Nights and Early Mornings' dropping January 2011 on J Records.

It's a slow jam alright. But this time the candles are not lit for the usual reason......

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