Chaka Khan - Hello Happiness Vinyl LP
Chaka Khan Hello Happiness Vinyl LP
The Queen Of Funk Returns With Her First New Studio Album In 12 Years!
Hello Happiness is the first new studio album from 10x Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan in 12 years following 2007's Funk This and it sets the Queen of Funk's timeless vocals to an empowering collection of songs with cutting-edge production. With an eye on the future and a respect for the past, Chaka Khan has delivers an album with a contemporary edge to entice newcomers to her world class talent and the quality to excite long-term fans. That's exactly what the title track single "Hello Happiness" achieves. A tribute to the life-affirming power of music, it combines the sass of "I'm Every Woman" with the invention of "I Feel For You" while also feeling precisely in tune with the current zeitgeist.
The strength of the single hints at the quality of the rest of the album. The soaring "Like A Lady" feels like Switch has been teleported back to the great late ‘70s New York disco scene, while Chaka rolls back the years with one of the most powerful performances of her career. That's something she also demonstrates with the swaggering strut of the sultry R&B anthem "Too Hot." "Isn't That Enough" and particularly "Don't Cha Know" find her embracing bold new elements to her sound, while the laidback, minimalist groove of "Ladylike" gives her the space to prove that her vocal has clearly grown in stature over the years.
Chaka first collaborated with Switch and Ruba Taylor as a potential featured artist on a different project. Inspired by the power of both her voice and personality, the duo suggested working on an original Chaka Khan album - something which she didn't have in mind. But she was soon convinced when she heard some of Switch and Taylor's songs, which coincidentally were influenced by Chaka Khan but written for their own project. Chaka chose her favorites and stamped her identity all over them, with her inimitable vocal gift and dynamic energy taking each track to new heights.
Hello Happiness celebrates a lifetime in music and proves that Chaka Khan is as inspiring as ever!
Chaka Khan Hello Happiness Track Listing:
1. Hello Happiness
2. Like A Lady
3. Don't Cha Know
4. Too Hot
5. Like Sugar
6. Isn't That Enough
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