The disco era was a time of freedom, liberation, fun and empowerment, and Aussie pop sweetheart Samantha Jade’s latest album Best Of My Love is a celebration of the best of disco.
Of course, that means there are sequin-covered gay classics galore, like Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive and Never Can Say Goodbye, Abba’s Dancing Queen, Sister Sledge’s We Are Family and Diana Ross’ I’m Coming Out and Upside Down, among many more.
“It’s such an honour to pay homage to iconic divas like Donna Summer, Diana Ross and Cher.”
“This was such a fun record to make,” says Samantha, who wowed Mardi Gras audiences this year with her after-after-party performance at the famous Laneway Party. “I hope this album reignites the passion for all disco lovers and helps tell the story of this exciting genre to a whole new audience who may not have experienced it first-hand.
“It’s such an honour to pay homage to iconic divas like Donna Summer (Hot Stuff and I Feel Love) and Cher (Take Me Home).”
Samantha’s song choices also recognise many of the ground-breaking songwriters of the disco era like Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers of Chic, Georgio Moroder and the great Barry Gibb (How Deep Is Your Love). Plus, there are two brand new Samantha Jade songs – the disco-fabulous Roller Skates and, inspired by last year’s marriage equality debate, Let Me Love You.
“The idea for the record was, if disco was going to come out today, how would it look? How would it sound? How would it feel? We’re not reinventing disco… we’re just bringing back the love,” says Samantha.
“Put it on, get a glass of champagne and enjoy!”
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