The inimitable Honey Dijon is back with the fourth single from her forthcoming LP Black Girl Magic, this time teaming up with some of Classic Music Company’s nearest and dearest for an authoritative collaboration that combines live instrumentation, fiercely executed production and a dynamic range of vocal talent and musicians. Following the BBC Radio 1 playlisted ‘Not About You’ featuring Hadiya George, Josh Caffé collab ‘La Femme Fantastique’ and most recently the BBC 6 Music playlisted ‘Downtown’ featuring Annette Bowen & Nikki-O, ‘Work’ will kick start what is set to be a very busy 2022 for the Chicago-born talent.
“I am so honoured to share with you my next single ‘Work’! A celebration of my love of jazz that slams hard on the dancefloor!” – Honey Dijon
Powered by a body of club muscle and co-produced by Classic founder Luke Solomon and long-time friend of the label Chris Penny, captivating lyricist Dave Giles II (Dave + Sam), Brooklyn singer-songwriter Cor.Ece and house legend Mike Dunn, add layers of vocal texture to the release, as a live recorded instruments and Honey’s typically vibrant approach gives ‘Work’ its infinite dancefloor appeal.
“Honey’s love of jazz-inspired house music and the freedom of expression in art led to the amalgamation of a series of recordings with a live jazz band. Four songs were tracked in a day and ‘Work’ was one of those. This included double bass, horns, drums and guitar. The live sessions were then resampled and manipulated to help create the end result you hear on ‘Work’.” – Luke Solomon, Classic Music Company founder
Destined for steamy late nights, glimmers of Honey’s tougher side combined with jazz-infused horns, gloriously deep bass and life-affirming spoken-word makes this another unmissable release from Honey Dijon.
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Alongside the single, Honey will release an official music video, with a heavy stylistic nod to the iconic Neneh Cherry ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’. Featuring dancers The Mx Fit, Arion, Brandy X Mandella, Bodybykennn and Shanley J, the video manifests sex positivity and uninhibited expression through dance, which Honey celebrates unequivocally. As the latex-clad dancers evoke the streamy, dancefloor energy of the record, this slickly produced accompaniment to the track demonstrates Honey’s creativity as both a producer and audio-visual artist.
“The inspiration for the video is an homage to the incredible work of Jean-Baptiste Mondino for Neneh Cherry’s song ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’ for the Red Hot + Blue album that raised money during the height of the AIDS crisis.” – Honey Dijon
‘Work’ will be released on 21st January via Classic Music Company, stay tuned for further announcements on the album Black Girl Magic and video teasers on @classicmusiccompany.
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