ArtistRack brings to you ‘Trying To Be Perfect’ by the chart-topping Candance Woodson:
Twenty-eight days after her 2014 breast cancer surgery, Candace Woodson was back to business-as-usual performing at the wedding of one of John “Cougar” Mellencamp’s daughters. This is a testament to Candace Woodson’s lifelong passion for performing and a talent for resilience she calls “stick to it-ness”. A survivor since 2014, she wrote the song “Free,” a funky old school dance anthem that conveys hope and positivity in the wake of adversity. This is a message she conveys stemming from her own experience and feeling after receiving her last cancer treatment at the Medical University of South Carolina. With the help of UK promoter Steve Ripley, who has worked on hits for Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, Maxwell, and Jody Watley, “Free” rose to #12 on the UK Soul Chart Top 30.
This success laid the foundation for a handful of other chart-topping singles, including “The Answer Is No”, a defiant female empowerment ballad. “The Answer Is No” hit #1 on the UK Soul Chart Top 30 and has continued to receive airplay on Smooth Jazz Radio as well as other top stations. Woodson received Billboard’s “Most Added” designation and a “Best International Artist” nominee. Her highly anticipated full-length debut album “Desire” includes her UK hits as well as new tracks that would become international fan favorites.
“I’m so grateful for the opportunities I have had in the UK, and it’s exciting now to work with some of the best in the business in expanding my fan base internationally.”
“I have stopped and started the musical part of my life so many times, but this time I will not stop no matter how things play out. To me, my music is very authentic, and it reflects everything I’ve gone through and the soul of someone who has loved music all her life “.
Candace continues to show why her fans dubbed her “The Queen of Sophisticated Soul”. In April of 2021, Candace releases the new up-tempo track “Midas Touch (Ooh Ooh). “Midas Touch (Ooh Ooh)” is off the upcoming EP “Better Days”!
“Midas Touch (Ooh Ooh)” was written by singer-songwriter Candace Woodson, music by Karey A. Davis, and produced by Lew Laing Jr. “There’s nothing like having that special someone in your life that gives you that Midas Touch” says Candace. With cities like New York City and Atlanta continuing to reopen fully from COVID restrictions “Midas Touch (Ooh Ooh)” is an up-tempo track perfect to help get the party started. When asked about creating music during these times Candace states, “With COVID changing the club scene, I wrote a song to reflect the days of call and response on stage with the audience participation. I imagined they were with me in the recording.”
In June of 2021 “Midas Touch (Ooh Ooh)” would propel Candace back to the #1 spot on the UK Soul Charts. Candace continues to create music that’s redefining and solidifying her status as “The Queen of Sophisticated Soul”. With her loyal fans and a base that continues to grow, Candace is steadfast in creating music that fans of all ages can enjoy. When the news came that Midas was #1 Candace immediately thanked listeners, “I want to thank you DJs, loyal listening fans, and the rest of the world. Without your continued support and appreciation, this could not be possible. I do this for you and for my love of music.”
Not only are listeners excited about the original version, the remix by UK based Producer/Songwriter Nigel Lowis has been receiving much praise. American record producer Tom Moulton gives it high praise stating, “I love the production”. Preston Glass (American musician, songwriter and producer) says “Hot Stuff man… Right from the jump, this groove gets you STARTED – the bass line and horns gets you DEEPLY INVOLVED – and that hook KEEPS you moving. Great stuff!”
Georgie B (Award winning singer/songwriter, producer, DJ) says “Nigel Lowes has taken “Midas Touch” by the wonderful Candace Woodson and switched the vibe, turning it into a nu- disco smash! The string and brass section arrangements are top notch, with a foot tapping new bass line that creeps into your soul. Great work!”
Dave Morales (nationally known on-air radio personality, DJ and independent producer) states “My man, taking it to where the music should be. Great vocals, great arrangement, great mix, great stuff”.
Candace Woodson’s music is available on all digital platforms. Keep up with Candace, visit www.candacewoodson.com and follow her on all social media platforms.
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