“I Lied” – A truly remarkable New Single Written by Music Legends Smokey Robinson and David Garfield.
Performed By David Garfield featuring J. Paris
Impacting Radio Monday, October 30 – Official 1st Airing !
Smokey Robinson, called ‘America’s greatest living poet’ by Bob Dylan, teams with renowned L.A. musician David Garfield, on the new pop/country-infused single “I Lied” (impacts radio Monday, October 30). Available on ITunes and Digital Media Friday, November 3, 2017
Performed by J. Paris and the David Garfield Band, “I Lied” tells a deeply emotional and gut-wrenching story of love and loss, a tale of a broken heart and a woman’s pride. “I Lied” was tracked in Nashville, with strings recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood and mixed by eleven-time Grammy Award® -winning engineer, Mick Guzauski.
IndiePulse had the opportunity to get a 1st listen and review, and it was not only an honor, but a pleasure, as always, the music performed by David Garfield and his band, is masterfully written and performed.
“I Lied” is beautifully composed and rich with emotion, it truly transmits the message home and it is heartfelt one. Smokey Robinson and David Garfield have not just worked together to write a great song, to write great music, but have created life, a living and breathing testament to what one will do for love, what one will do, and suffer through not just because of love and wanting to be loved, but in spite of “the selfish soul”.
This song rolls you through the personal choice of keeping someone back for your own guilty pleasures, or set them free hoping, praying and begging that love, real love will bring them back home, where you would hope they belong.
“I Lied” is a wonder, and this music journalist is once again humbled before the genius of artists that touch not only the world, but also touch the heart.
David Garfield comments in length about working with Smokey Robinson and J. Paris
“Several years ago, I had the immense privilege to collaborate on songs for the first time with Smokey Robinson,” recalls Garfield, who’s also an accomplished producer, musical director, and keyboardist for artists such as George Benson, Kenny G and others. “The first song we wrote was “One Like You” (recorded by George Benson) and “I Lied” was the second. We wrote it with a female vocalist in mind. Smokey’s lyrics tell a cool story about a woman who is lying to a man, telling him that it’s okay for him to move on because she just wants him to be happy – when in truth, she still really loves him. She lies about how she feels so that he can be happy. After considering different singers, I found a great young pop/hip-hop vocalist named “J” who sang on the demo. The way her vocals sounded reminded me of country music – there was this unique twang quality that made me think of a pedal steel guitar. I wanted that vibe on the track, rather than create tracks remotely through the web as I have done with others on this project. In Nashville we worked with some of the city’s top studio cats – guitarist Brent Mason, bassist Jimmy Lee Sloas, pedal steel guitarist Dan Dugmore, and drummer Shannon Forrest, the latter who plays with Toto and who produced the current Michael McDonald project. I play Wurlitzer, synths and piano, and we sweetened it with strings arranged & conducted by Maestro John Clayton. I think this song has potential in both the pop and country genres.Smokey was very happy with how it came out it because he feels it crosses into many musical genres while remaining pour and simple, and straight from the heart!”
J. Paris is an up-and-coming writer/ producer and in-demand session vocalist in Los Angeles. Originally from Arizona, she grew up singing in the church and quickly showed a true gift and passion for singing. When David Garfield and Smokey Robinson were looking for the right person to sing “I Lied” they were impressed with J.’s dynamic interpretation, flawless performance and powerful voice. She doesn’t disappoint here, delivering a soaring and heartfelt rendition of “I Lied” that is sure to impact radio audiences worldwide!
More on this and David Garfield’s other creations of wonder at http://www.creatchy.com