SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY): Jody Watley – “Nightlife”

The original high fashion dance diva is back with a new ode to clubland. On “Nightlife,” Jody Watley sings the universal story about escaping the problems of daily life, putting on something fun, and going out to dance. Blending soul, disco, and house, the track uses what sounds like real instrumentation and horns- which gives it real depth. Also adding depth are the background vocals from her fellow Shalamar lead, Gerald Brown. Jody sounds great as she always does, and you can tell she is having a good time with the song (that she cowrote). Always in tune with the underground, she namechecks both “waacking” (the classic disco dance focused on syncopated arm movements) and her loyal LGBT following with “get my drag on.” “Nightlife,” like Jody herself, exudes class as she aims to unite the world through music and clubbing. World peace through dance music, it could happen…

Image Courtesy of Peace Bisquit.