Jimikins…I’m Here!

Recording new Single

Recording new Single

Well, it’s here, my own lil’ blog. To those of you who are wondering what’s the definition of a Jimikins, allow me to explain. Jimikins, is the term of endearment that I’ve given to my fans. As Tamar has her Tamartians and Gaga, her Monsters, Jimikins allows me to feel closer to those (like you) who appreciate what I do and…I thank you! You are all so awesome. This will be a place where you can share your thoughts, meet others with aspirations similar to yours and  keep up with what’s happening in my little world.

Laying background vocals

Laying background vocals

Speaking of interesting things to come: My new single is a R&B/Jazz love ballad and is scheduled to be released on Friday, February 13, 2015. Being my own worse critic, I must say that I am very excited about this track. It’s way too soon for me to say too much about it but I can tell you that there are two versions of the song; a radio edit and there’s the extended mix. Both of these mixes are hotter than the month of July. Produced by Addis Richard (aka Siraddis of Garland, Tx) and co-produced by yours truly, the song only took me about two days (if that) to write. I went into the studio on September 13 ’14 (the day before my birthday) and had a blast. I also recorded the background vocal parts myself, which can be not such an easy task. My younger brother Eddie ‘Boddie’ Story, has been a big help with the production of this new project. He was responsible in helpng me bring the song that made the Huffington Post’s list of Top 34 Songs of 2013 to you, ‘Partners For Life’ (aka ‘I Want To Be Loved By You’).

Jimmy Roland

Jimmy Roland

You may have heard that an album is to follow this single and yes, a CD is in the making. I have been keeping busy writing new material (keeping my Jimikins in mind as I write). I feel strongly that you will all enjoy what I have planned for you. As time draws closer towards the release of both the single and album, I will share more with you.

 

 

 

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