VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Melba Moore On Her New Album ‘Imagine’ – And How She’s Evolved As A Singer
Iconic singer Melba Moore is back with her new album Imagine. She recently sat down for an exclusive with uInterview founder Erik Meers to discuss the making of the album and how her music has evolved.
“It’s a family project. It’s not the first one, but it’s the first one since moving into the future and putting my daughter in charge. Her name is Charli Huggins, so you’ll be hearing her name a lot and that’s because she brought the project to me in an unusual way,” Moore shared. “While the pandemic was happening, and actually a couple years prior to that, she kept bringing me these songs that she said were from her uncle, Beau Huggins, who is now the executive producer on the album. Now, her uncle Beau Huggins is the brother of my ex husband, so we weren’t having any connections!”
With the help of her daughter, the two were soon able to work together and Huggins urged her mother to get back in the studio.
“That was unusual, but she brought me songs one-by-one over a period of years and I liked them all,” Moore recalled. “She said, ‘Mom, why don’t you try going into the studio and recording one of them and we’ll play it back and see what happens.’ We did that with about 15 songs over a period of about two or three years and we realized we had enough songs to do an album project.”
Moore described how the music industry has changed since she first began her career 55 years ago.
“The first song they released is called ‘So In Love,’ and it went immediately to number one on the UK charts,” the singer said. “Then, they released ‘Take Me Away,’ but then because most people are releasing singles, we released an entire album. Different people started picking different songs on the album and now every song on the album is number 1 on somebody’s chart!”
Imagine is available for streaming on all platforms now.
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