Vanguard Recording artist Daphne Willis is taking an unconventional approach to her upcoming release Because I Can. The new record will be part of an ongoing strategy to release more music more often throughout the course of a year. Because I Can, produced by Tim Lauer, will be rolled out over a four and a half-month campaign that will feature a series of three two-track digital 45s and will culminate with the physical release featuring nine additional tracks.
The program, entitled “Music Frequencies,” will kick off in January with the first two-track digital 45, featuring the lead single “I Will Be Waiting” and non-album b-side “This Song,” hitting all digital retail outlets on January 11th, 2011. Willis will follow the January digital 45 release with subsequent two-track digital single releases on February 8th and March 8th, 2011. Because I Can, the full-length album will be available on April 19th.
“‘I Will Be Waiting’ is a song about being patient and supportive with the special people in your life. Be the rock, not the hard place. To always stay positive and happy to have someone who appreciates who you are” explains Willis. This first single kicks off the overall positive theme of the record which deals directly with opening up to new experiences and realizing that challenges lead to personal growth.
Daphne Willis first burst into the music scene with her debut CD, What to Say which the Chicago Tribune hailed, “…a significantly soulful Jason Mraz-ish pop record that sounds as if a horn section wandered into a coffee shop and decided to funk things up a bit.”
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