(New York, New York) November 15, 2016 — Marlon Saunders announces the release of new single and video, “The People Are Ready to Dance Again.”
Once again Marlon Saunders and his band, Mood control take us forward while serving up a soulful 70s-style groove. “The People Are Ready to Dance Again”, produced by Shawn Lucas and Rich Ahee; and Saunders’ thought-provoking lyrics ride on top of bass player Carl Carter’s funky groove.
Encouraging the listener to “change the way the story ends”, Marlon lends the mic to Soul/R&B legend Tawatha Agee, who moves the listener on this rhythmic journey. “We are in a time where people need love, peace and understanding”, say Saunders. “It is my hope that this song will get us ready to be the change we wish to see.” The video features the talents of Creative Director Stephen Earley Jordan II; Director Adolphus Amissah; and Stylist O’Neal Wyche.
Marlon Saunders is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. A former professor of voice at Berklee College of Music, Marlon has two solo recordings on his independent label, Black Honey Records. Marlon toured with Stevie Wonder on The Songs In The Key of Life Tour. He also served as the vocal contractor for Sam Smith and Bastille. Marlon has toured with Bobby McFerrin as a member of his vocal group, Voicestra; and has worked as a session and touring singer with notable artists such as Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Billy Joel, Sting, Darius Ruckert, to name a few.
Marlon appears as the Calypso Singer in the popular Disney film, Enchanted. Marlon sings the Academy Award-nominated song, “That’s How You Know” with Amy Adams, who appears in the role of Giselle. The song also received best-song nominations at the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Awards. Marlon also performed “That’s How You Know” live at the 80th Annual Academy Awards with Tony award winner Kristin Chenoweth.
Both the single is currently available exclusively on MarlonSaunders.com; and video on Youtube. Interviews and sample copies available upon request.