The Sound Principle –
BECAUSE YOU LOVE ME
The Sound Principle’s ethos of ‘high quality performances above all else’ is already well established.
Top-notch releases featuring excellent vocal contributions by Richard Anthony Davis on ‘Heartbreaking’ and an equally impressive turn by one of the UK’s premier female talents: Hil St Soul on the more recent ‘What’s The Reason?’ have reinforced The Sound Principle philosophy still further.
Now the brand is moving into International waters and introduces Phillippia Williams : a Miami born, Atlanta based songstress of the highest order.
‘Because You Love Me’ first came to prominence a couple of years ago and quickly became a favoured tune amongst lovers of classic, original soul music.
The ensemble of elite musicians led by legendary producer and Intimate Records head: Errol Michael Henry, decided to revisit ‘Because You Love Me’ but with a more up-tempo, beat driven feel, a live orchestra (courtesy of The Urban Soul Orchestra ) and a genuine 100% ‘soul diva’ vocal. ‘Because You Love Me’ is delivered with passion, commitment and sincerity by the aforementioned Phillippia. Errol explains: “I was sent a demo of Phillippia by my A&R guy in the States and I could not believe that someone so clearly talented had not already been signed. We immediately got Phillippa on the phone and sorted her deal there and then. Her vocals for ‘Because You Love Me’ were completed a few days later and I am highly delighted with the end-result.
I see it as a privilege to be able to provide a platform via The Sound Principle for singers to showcase their abilities. The guys I work with are all seasoned players and know how to create a musical environment that is perfectly suited to the vocalist we are working with at any given moment. The melodic structure of ‘Because You Love Me’ suited Phillppia perfectly and she brought her own distinct flavour to the table and did an awesome job.”
Phillippia is no novice and has performed all over the United States for more than 2 decades and has shared stages with luminaries like: Jill Scott and K-Ci & Jo Jo to name a few. Phillippia also sang and appeared in Tyler Perry’s hit movie: Madea’s Family Reunion – earning rave reviews for her outstanding performance. Her vocal on ‘Because You Love Me’ encompasses stylistic similarities to legends like: Gladys Knight , Melba Moore and Candy Stanton . Aided and abetted by a bassline so rugged, funky and heavy that it should come with its own health warning! George Benson-esque guitars and sumptuous sounding strings add even more class. Phillippia effortlessly glides over the track, compelling listeners with her voice and soaring to hit notes that few can reach: making ‘Because You Love Me’ an outstanding combination of musicianship, arrangement and vocal dexterity. There’s nothing retro about ‘Because You Love Me’ but it does unquestionably represent a respectful nod to the musical past that still inspires its creators today. ‘Because You Love Me’ will be released on Intimate Records/i2 Music Group
Download date : March 3 2017