They're back. Take a look and take a listen.
The reunion of Nona Hendryx, Patti LaBelle and Sarah Dash has been decades in the making. Here is your first look at the cover art for Back to Now, the first new studio album from Labelle in more than 30 years.
Get into the lead single Roll Out. (Quicktime and Windows Media) The midtempo track is a little more R&Bish than some of Labelle's best known work but the signature voices, bassline and crescendo ... it's all there. The track was produced by and features Wyclef Jean. Lenny Kravtz and the incomprable Gamble & Huff produce other tracks on the new album.
The Back to Now cover art is signature Labelle. The pioneering 60s and 70s rock-soul-funk trio was best known for their glamazon costumes and meteoric concert staging—the ladies sometimes used heliocopters to make stage entrances—and their international hit Lady Marmalade. (No discussion allowed of the "remake" from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack.) That wasn't our favorite Labelle track. Does anyone remember Messin' With My Mind? The bassline on that song is killer and Patti and Nona are screaming into the stratosphere.
Back to Now drops October 21. Look forward to some Rod 2.0 exclusives such as CD giveaways and an (crossing our fingers) interviews with the ladies.