Right now veteran soul and jazz singer/songwriter BRENDA RUSSELL is busy promoting her latest single – a heartfelt plea for peace and love, ‘What Will It Take’.
The recording (which has been around since the ends of 2023) was co-produced with Stephan Oberhoff, whose discography ranges from works with Burt Bacharach, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder and Al Jarreau to Brenda’s own 2000 release ‘Paris Rain’.
The song is an uplifting, anthemic plea for a kind of world unification reflecting the trouble times through which we live. Sonically , the tune is a fusion of contemporary soul, rhythmic world music aesthetics and a rousing gospel-flavoured backing chorus.
We believe that ‘What Will It Take’ is the preface to Brenda’s upcoming album; her first solo project in 20 years.