So I’m thinking. On our forthcoming album, how we tell a story of celebration. We celebrate Trish’s stunning attributes and their positive effect. We dance to the music on this record. She loved to dance, been that way since she could walk and did it all with a smile that kills. Oh, but then we really breakdown who she was and what she meant to many, beautiful inside and out. Then there’s mama and papa, nothing but love for them, enough said. Let’s marinade on that for a while. There’s plenty more to come…Read more
So when I was thinking and searching for subject matter for the coming album, I began to think about how I’d lived far apart from my parents all of my adult life. I began to reminisce about growing up in the Chappell household and how important it was in preparing my siblings and I for life. Our upbringing is what you would expect of a typical southern black middle class family. We were happy … not perfect, but happy. So, I said to myself why not write a song about it and put it on the next album. I wanted to write a song you can put on while cooking and cleaning, a song you can literally smell the aroma of mother’s finest coming from the kitchen, a song that reminds you of holidays spent with family, a song that takes you back. I know this is not everyone’s experience, but a lot of what comes to us during the creative process is what we are living or what we have lived. This was my space at the time I penned the first single “Mama and Papa”, from the forthcoming album Seven-Eleven.The single drops November 18, 2022 along with the world premiere of the Official Video Mama and Papa 11.18.22 9pm EST US onYouTube. I can’t wait to share and hoping you'll hang out with us for the premiere. https://youtu.be/cqA6MRKiq5I
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As we Move Closer to sharing new music
When I listen to today’s music I’m hearing everything. So I say… “why not be as authentic as we can by creating music that feels good to us and hopefully… just maybe it’ll feel good to the listener. Not necessarily the masses, though that would be nice, meaning other like minded listeners. This would be validation enough for me. These are my thoughts as we get closer to sharing new music.