To kick off the weekend, NBC’s Atlanta & Company star, chef Mali Hunter hosted legendary singer, Shanice private listening dinner which was filmed by Oprah Winfrey‘s OWN Network at Tree Sound Studios. Sponsored by Corona, Cholula Hotsauce and Roca Patrón Tequila, celebrities, fans and music industry moguls had a chance to get an exclusive listen to what the star has been working on.
For the event, guest were treated to speciality mixed drinks all while enjoying a delicious meal cook personally by Chef Mali. Food consisted of her famous Mac and Cheese, fried chicken, seasoned grilled asparagus, wings, salad and rolls. For the night, a guest list of about 50 music influencers filled the Tree Sound Cave, excited to see Shanice perform. Being recorded for OWN Network show Flex & Shanice, Shanice let everyone know what she has coming up (which includes a onesies line that can be found at OnesiezByShanice.com) as well as who she has been working with all before singing a new song written by the ‘Rappa Turnt Sanga‘/Producer T-Pain.
With the hook stating, “Waiting For My Love To Bloom,” this calming track, I swear was like a cool breeze on a Summer day. Starting off with tranquil orchestration that allows Shanice’s vocals to shine, it allows for the emotions of the song to build, delivering an euphoric moment as the deep drum kicks and snare comes in after the second verse. But out of everything, you would have never figured they had just finished recording this amazing song at 2 A.M. that same morning. I just know when the track is released, it going to create a baby boom, but you will get to hear the track first on Shanice and her husband (of 16 years!), Flex Washington, show.
Afterwards, Shanice delighted everyone as she performed a cover of legend, Minnie Riperton’s hit song, “Loving You” which not just any singer can sing. That is a song and SANGER can only SANG and Shanice shows she is truly in a league of her own. To finish off the night, Shanice allowed for a few of her tracks from the album to heard which speaks on the love for her husband, trails they have went through, having faith, plus her new single, “Another Lonely Day in California“.