We've all known of the staggering talents of ASCAP member Siedah Garrett at least as far back as Michael Jackson's 1987 album Bad. Siedah sang the duet part on the album's first single, "I Just Can't Stop Loving You," and co-wrote (with ASCAP member Glen Ballard) its inspirational fourth single "Man in the Mirror." And while those feats alone might have secured her place in the pop pantheon, Garrett has parlayed her natural abilities into a career full of highlights. She won a Grammy in 2008 for co-writing the Dreamgirls showstopper "Love You I Do;" late last year, ASCAP honored Siedah for her longevity at our Women Behind the Music event; just two months later, she was nominated for an Oscar for co-writing the raucous "Real in Rio" from Rio.
All this good news comes as Siedah prepares her forthcoming album The Answer's Always Love in collaboration with ASCAP writer/producers Barry Eastmond and Dapo Toromiro, as well as Mervyn Warren of Take 6. The album is fan-funded through ArtistShare - you can get an insider's view of the process and get involved here. In the above video interview, Siedah tell us about the inspiration behind the album, and shares some pearls of wisdom gleaned from her long, illustrious life in music.
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