Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Marsha Ambrosius - Far Away

Wow!!! That's all I can say is wow. Has anyone else seen the new video by Marsha Ambrosius. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE watch it above. Ambrosius (formerly one half of the British neo-soul duet Floetry) just made one of the most powerful videos I've seen in a mighty long while. "Far Away" is Marsha's way of lending her voice to bring attention to LGBT bullying and suicides.

In my last post I spoke about LGBT artists that we need to support, but apparently you don't have to be a member of the gay community to make a profound musical statement that can help gay and lesbian individuals. Marsha proves this in the "Far Away" video which is part public service announcement, part love story but all beautiful, soulful and spellbinding.

I've loved Marsha Ambrosius for years. I loved her in Floetry and even had the wonderful opportunity to see her in concert twice. I was wondering what would become of that angelic voice once the group went defunct. Well it's great to learn that she is still on the music scene writing wonderful songs for other artists (she has penned hits for Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys and Jazmine Sullivan) and working on her own solo project.

Her first single from her upcoming project was "I Hope She Cheats on You." I played it so much my friends had to host an intervention. The song was catchy and fun and had a nice hook. Ambrosius totally surprised me by releasing this as her second single. I think its a risky choice because is running the chance of alienating some of her fans but she is sending a message that needs to be heard by all.

Kudos to Marsha Ambrosius. Loved you in Floetry. Loved your first single. I now worship you because of the video to your second single. And I can't wait to hear what your album sounds like. I will be in the store on week one to show my love. Late Nights and Early Mornings by Marsha Ambrosius will be in stores February 11.

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