For her latest single, ex gospel star CANDACE WOODSON offers a timely message via her cover of the Valerie Simpson song ‘Trying To Be Perfect’ (Candace was alerted to the song by UK soul entrepreneur Gart Van Den Bussche; it comes from  Ms Simpsons’ 2021 LP ‘Dinosaurs Are Coming Back Again’ and deals with the pressure of trying to live up to false ideals).

Here Ms W’s delivers a classy, soulful performance with a laid back jazz feel and we’re told that the Nigel Lowis produced track has the full blessing of Valerie Simpson. She says:  “The Message is timely and you (Candace) have the vocal power to get it over.” Out now via Mo Better Records.