On March 12, 2016, Mýa held an album release party at in. The project's calendar was shot by her friend and a new photographer she worked with in Arizona. In late 2005, Harrison made a transition within the Universal system from to. In 2007 her fourth studio album was accidentally released in Japan when the release date changed. It is evident that this project was a labor of love for Mýa as it was independently made and self-funded, which demonstrates her profound effort and commitment to this craft. It debuted at number thirty on the chart, marking her highest entry since 2003's.
Speaking with , Mýa explained how the song was created. However, nothing ever materialized and Harrison scrapped that idea in favor of a new project. Subsequently, Smoove Jones received a nomination for at the , which were held on February 12, 2017. Since parting ways with , Harrison has released four independently self-funded, self-executive produced projects; 2008's , 2009's , 2010's and 2011's K. In 2004, after the Moodring album, she ended up in a year-long litigation with management. A role in the hit film and other acting opportunities followed. Essentially, Harrison just pulled a collection of songs out of her archive that she thought would vibe well together since everything was recorded within one to three years ago.
Ticket merchant announced Harrison would embark on a nationwide tour in support of her new album Smoove Jones beginning March 12. The people in power dictate how things should sound and where the money is spent. Through her online music shop, Harrison offer fans the option of purchasing her new project in; standard, autographed, or personalized edition. I invested in my own studio and it cut the recording cost down 95 percent. After she released Moodring in 2003, with the exception of a popular stint on in 2009 she finished second , it seemed as if Mýa had left the entertainment industry. But when you become your own boss, you check every line item and you have to be cautious.
She was just in a place of wanting to write from her soul. You may not sell as many units because you don't put as much money in promotions, but the returns are better. With her sixth studio album K. They've been sitting like a lot of my music and I'm always creating. To avoid early of the project or any of her music, Harrison drafted and services a pre- and post-recording agreement to hold the producers, writers, artists, and engineers liable for leakage, sharing, placement, and playing of her music.
To further promote her new project, Harrison offer fans the option of purchasing a 17-month zodiac 2016-2017 as an early gift as well with or without the purchase of the new project. At the event, Harrison performed new music from Smoove Jones as well as her classic hits. I've created a label called Planet 9 and I released an album in Japan. Samantha Callender is a multimedia journalist whose work ranges from entertainment journalism to pieces highlighting social issues in multicultural communities. In 2014, Harrison began working with several people from and was immediately introduced to native production duo The HitList. Mýa on the creation of Smoove Jones with. Her near 20-year career has given her enough life experience to put together an album that sounds as cohesive as it does varied.
It was officially released on October 10, 2015. Initially, when Harrison started recording material she didn't have a title. That's something I try to do as a songwriter and producer. Patrick gave the album a 6 out of 10 rating. I see six dollars per album sold versus 10 cents. Filmed in , director Matt Sharp captures the singer's unmistakable beauty while she lets her vocals do the rest on a sandy beach. No wonder she scored a nod.
. Although this album may not see any action on the charts, it does prove that Mýa's talent level is among the elite. On the outro, she went to her fans and all of their messages regarding their favorite slow jams and mashed them up together as a grown and sexy gumbo. This project is material that's been collected over the last three years of recording. During that time, no release date was set as of yet, but 2015 was the projection. The return is greater and now I own my masters.
Speaking with on its origin, Harrison explained: I love the '70s, I love , black love as well as temptress vibes and the coolness of how people relayed messages of love. Upon release, it received favorable reception from , with critics highlighting the track as a standout. Title Writer s Producer s Length 1. I literally live in the studio. Theme wise, Smoove Jones focused on empowerment, sensuality, and celebratory records with substance. Title Writer s Producer s Length 12.
Naturally, Harrison drew inspiration from within herself, her personal and professional life and during her interview with The Frisky Harrison dispensed where the inspiration stemmed from for particular songs. In 1998, Mýa released her debut , which peaked at No. On Billboard 's component charts, the album debuted at number 15 on the and number 17 on the chart on March 5, 2016. It was released exclusively through and on February 14, 2016 by , Harrison's label, while were made available for purchase through the singer's official website. An to with , Welcome To My World was chosen as the lead single from her then unknown project Smoove Jones and released October 10, 2015 coincide with Mýa's birthday. As she did before on her previous project K.