Seven-time Grammy Award winning icon and legend Gladys Knight announces the release of new dance single, “Just A Little,” the upbeat jam from Grammy Award winning producer, Symbolyc “S1” One (Kanye West, Beyonce, Jay-Z).
Produced by R&B crooner and Knight protégé, Avehre, “Just A Little” hits the dance floor Friday, September 25th. This is the first mainstream dance record from Knight in nearly 20 years. The song serves as the lead single from her 12th solo studio album to be released in 2016.
Knight is no stranger to the dance floor. Viewers saw as she hit the floor on the 14th season of the popular show “Dancing With The Stars.” Songs such as “Taste of Bitter Love” and “It’s Better Than A Good Time” are considered dance and disco essentials.
Flash forward to 2015, Knight partnered with S1, who is known for hits such as Kanye West’s “Power” and Beyonce’s “Best Thing I Never Had,” to craft her upcoming LP. Celebrating and highlighting music of the past, present and future, is how Knight describes the sound of G70Series.
The G70 Series is in celebration of the last 70 years of music and culture: a blend of gospel, soul, funk and sonically refreshing sounds that are nostalgic yet forward-thinking.
“Just A Little” features live instrumentation, horns and percussion along with Knight’s vocals.
“It don’t matter who you are / Love can carry you away / Just keep shining you’re a star / Golden like a Summer day…”
Bassist, Nigel Rivers, who’s played for the likes of John Legend and Erykah Badu, assists on the up tempo groove.
“S1 and I have been cooking up something that we believe will go down in history,” exclaims singer-songwriter Avehre. “This album will feature some of the biggest names in musical history; both past and present. It’s an honor to be a part of the future working on this album.”
“We just wanted to have fun,” says Knight. “Most of the singles I’ve released prior to ‘Just A Little’ were ballads. I wanted something new–something that we could dance to.”
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