Hilo artists Corinne Quinajon and David Williamson have just released their new single “Slow Jam.” It’s available now on all streaming platforms.
Written in collaboration, the Neo-Soul/ R&B song was inspired in sound by legendary singers Al Green and Aretha Franklin for a classic and soulful tune. Beginning with a short spoken word poem, “Slow Jam” is a simple story of longing, falling in love, and romance.
Produced by David Williamson of DWP Sounds, he says, “As far as the song, the inspiration for me was just the feeling I got when gluing those particular chords together. A sense of smoothness came to me with this chord progression. I had hoped I would find the right singer to connect with the vibe, which I did!” Williamson also produced Quinajon’s first two releases, “Home Now” and “Crazy Bird,” and invited her on board in late December for their first collaborative project. Quinajon wrote the lyrics, and Williamson wrote the song on guitar and facilitated the music and production.
Corinne says about the piece, “Although I wasn’t in love when I wrote this song, I have been deeply in love, and it touched my spirit immensely. Someone once told me women are always sad when they’re not in love. Although I rejected this patriarchal statement, I think it may be true for me. When I don’t have that special love, I do feel sad. Something feels wrong- something is missing. So, I suppose there are many expressions in this piece- love, longing, sadness, and hope. All speak from personal experience and my quiet desperations- “Slow Jam” is a story regarding the waves of love.
“Slow Jam” features Big Island musicians Asha Azama on keys, Michaelaloha Elam on trumpet, Russ Lundgren on drums, David Williamson Pichard on bass and guitar, and Corinne Quinajon on vocals and lyrics and was recorded at Iliki Studios. It is a classy tune flavored with elegance and romance. Each line speaks to the heart and soul, wistfully calling in feelings of love towards its listeners.
“Slow Jam” is available for streaming and download: https://tinyurl.com/slowjam527
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