Martha Wash Is Back
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:23:43
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Purple Rose time!
'80s pop and dance music icon Martha Wash will release a new single, her cover of Aerosmith's "Dream On," from her critically-acclaimed album Something Good. It is her first offering in 20 years and the first official album on her own independent record label Purple Rose Records.
For almost three decades, Martha Wash's distinctive, powerhouse voice has guided some of pop and dance music's biggest hits straight to the top of the charts, from the perennial classic "It's Raining Men" to No. 1 Billboard hits like "Everybody, Everybody" and "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)."
"I am so proud of Something Good, because it really showcases my versatility," says the vocalist. "I'm giving you the dance flavor, but I'm also giving you pop, soul and a little Aerosmith…all Martha-ized. It's been 20 years since people have heard new music from me, so I am trying to reach everyone with this one. I want them to see how I've grown musically."
She continued, "This album is also special because it signifies the first official lift-off for Purple Rose Records. My vision for this label is to provide an opportunity, not only for my own music to be heard, but for other artists who need a platform as well. This is me moving my career to the next level."
Purple Rose Records is slated to release tons of new music in early spring of 2015, including singles from the First Ladies of Disco, who are Linda Clifford, Evelyn Champagne King & Martha Wash, and Bill Wadham, the lead vocalist of '80s pop band Animotion.
Are you keeping your eye on Purple Rose Records?