We had a lot of fun updating this Leon Haywood classic with vocalist Alana Bridgewater and producer Douglas Romanow. Some will know the original from Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s heavily sampled “Nuthin’ But a G Thang.”
And Hazy (Remaster) climbed up into the Top 100 Soul/RnB on the iTunes charts in Norway, as well as #27 on the UK Soul Chart!
UK Arts Council funded music blog Trust the Doc said “”The story behind Canadian flautist Jef Kearns’ foray into the world of Soul and R’n’B is relatively recent. He has gathered quite a reputation in the Jazz world and recorded successful albums in that field before collaborating with Soul artists and now picking up the plaudits from the media for that work too. The latest of these collaborations is with Karen Jewels on the song Hazy. A mid-tempo, semi-funky groove with dreamy synths and harmonies allows Karen to showcase a yearning voice that’s like a subtly sweet syrup. She duly delivers a soulful melody and simple love song lyrics while Jef plays reverberant flute phrases above and around her. It’s sophisticated, smooth, and soothing. As the title suggests, perfect for a summer evening chill-out.”
I am in the studio and working on a new single set to be released in October.
Be sure to check out this amazing popping to Hazy by Korean dancer Dokyun! Pay special attention to the story he tells with emojis.
The remastering of Hazy by Grammy-winning engineer Randy Merrill (Silk Sonic, Taylor Swift, Mark Ronson) brings a new pulse and charm to the energetic upbeat love song from his album The Flute (which maintained a month-long Top 20 position on the UK Soul Charts.)