Over the last few years we’ve tracked the musical trajectory of Detroit’s stellar soul and jazz vocalist KATHY KOSINS. She’s charmed us with albums and singles displaying her mastery of both genres. She’s also been part of various collaborative efforts – work with people like Hubert Laws, the UK’s own Louise Mehan and fellow Detroiter, singer, songwriter, producer, and bassist PAUL RANDOLPH and for her latest single, Ms K is back with Paul to craft a  loose and funky ‘What We Want’. For this one, though, creating something new and fresh, they wanted a new identity – thus the duo are putting ‘What We Want’ out under the banner of DETROITCENTRIX.

The cut’s theme is that we’re all searching for something. Paul explains the logic behind the song: “As songwriters we recognize our responsibility to be social commentators, to offer hope and perspective. The construction of my productions typically begins with drums (the pulse).  For ‘What We Want’, I chose a rhythm reminiscent of a freight train on the move, accompanied by a Bernie Worrell/P-Funk-esque synth bass line and Nile Rogers style guitar in the choruses.  I have always had an affinity for the lush, roomy “The Fifth Dimension” vocal productions of the 1970s.  The aim was not to be nostalgic, only to use influences as a backdrop to create a modern, social protest song.”

DETROITCENTRIX’S What We Want’ will  be good to go from April 5th.