Julie Mahendran | Lovelight

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Lovelight

by Julie Mahendran

Corinne Bailey Rae and Sade arm-wrestling at Chaka Khan's pool party- smooth soul-jazz with a pop flair.
Genre: Jazz: Soul-Jazz
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1. Rich Girl
3:24 album only
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2. Tip of My Tongue
4:41 album only
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3. Lovelight
5:41 album only
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4. Have Mercy
3:42 album only
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5. You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart/Waiting in Vain
5:47 album only
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6. Use Me
3:55 album only
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7. Dat Dere
4:25 album only
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8. Can't Help It
4:03 album only
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9. Love Is Stronger Than Pride
4:46 album only
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10. I Remember Clifford
5:34 album only
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11. Up the Ladder to the Roof
4:30 album only
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12. Change of Heart
5:02 album only
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13. There Must Be Disco
3:13 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Personnel:
Joanna Borromeo on Rhodes piano
Michael Herring on upright bass
Brennan Louw on electric guitar
Giampaolo Scatozza on drum kit

Engineered by Bernie Cisternas at Number 9 Audio Group, Toronto
Mastered by Andy Krehm at SilverBirch Productions, Toronto
Design by Will Skol
Photography by Anthony Toderian
Makeup by Wanda MacRae
Produced by Julie Mahendran

I dedicate this album to my grandmothers, Marie-Ange and Annalakshumi- both women of incredible strength, character and spirit whose life stories will always be a source of great inspiration to me.

You never know where inspiration will come from, and the sources were varied when it came to writing the 4 new original songs included on this album. Thank you to everyone who heard something promising in my earlier songs and encouraged me to create more- and to those who provided lyrical nuggets, however unintentional! I’ve also included songs from some of my favourite artists and eras- starting with a more upbeat arrangement of Rich Girl by Hall & Oates, which benefited by contributions from the whole band. I did the opposite with Lewis Taylor’s Lovelight, stripping the song down to a slow groove.

Annie Lennox’s cover version of Bob Marley’s Waiting in Vain gave me the inspiration to pair it with You have place a Chill in my Heart by the Eurythmics. I knew many of Bill Withers’ hits but had never heard Use Me until recently- it was love at first listen. Sheila Jordan first inspired me to sing Dat Dere, then Lee Morgan’s trumpet solo from the Art Blakey Ensemble’s 1960 recording inspired me to write a vocalese lyric, and now I dedicate it to my sister and her 2 wonderfully inquisitive little men.

Sade’s Love is Stronger than Pride has a hypnotic groove that somehow invites me to improvise endlessly. I first performed I Remember Clifford for composer Benny Golson as a Berklee student, and it is still one of my favourite standards. Ever since I heard the Nylons perform the Supremes hit Up the Ladder to the Roof, I knew I also wanted to make it my own. And finally, I dug beneath the sweet 80s sheen on Cyndi Lauper’s Change of Heart to showcase the gorgeous tune and clever lyric within.

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