Exclusive Interview: Raquel Redd Drives Us "Right On Track" with New Music Video - Page 2
Your debut single is a cover of 80’s group Breakfast Club, which Madonna was a member of. How did this project come about?
Well, I had already recorded and written on a song that was slated to be the first single, when my management approached me with the idea of doing a cover. I am a HUGE fan of 80's music, so when I first listened to the song I loved it. When we got in the studio, Jim Straz suggested we speed it up a bit and he shared his vision of turning it into a current pop-dance hit. I jumped in the booth and recorded the track. It was a very sped up version, so I would have the engineer stop and play back the original so I could reference Dan Gilroy’s vocal phrasing and timing. We stayed true to the original but I added my own little artistic flare and sound to it. Hearing some of the mixes DJ's are sending in are blowing my mind! They are so good! I cannot wait to get these out to the dance floors! The people will LIVE! We've got Mister Anderson!, Josh Harris, the Klubjumpers, Paul Goodyear, and Dave Matthias. They are ALL brilliant producers!
You live between Nashville, TN and Los Angeles, CA and your music is Pop/Dance. Have you ever been involved in country music?
Not directly, but I LOVE country music! Absolutely adore it! Old school country and new. Most people are surprised to learn that about me but grew up around it. I really like bluegrass too! The musicianship and arrangements are so brilliant!
What are the five things you can’t live without?
Love, music, sleep, champagne, and boys.
What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
"If you have fun, they'll have fun." and "What other people think of me is none of my business."
What is your favorite song to sing for karaoke?
Oh, there are so many! I really have fun with "On The Radio" Donna Summer, "We Belong Together" Mariah Carey, "Careless Whisper" George Michael - to name a few.
If I was to turn on your ipod right now, what five artists/songs would I see on your recently played list?Continued on the next page