A week or so ago I was putting together a playlist for my homegirl’s 80s -vs- 90s party taking place this Saturday. I happened to come across Zhané(s) classic, “Sending My Love” and I definitely had to add it to my playlist. I knew that I heard a rendition of this song somewhere else before. I just couldn’t put a finger on it.
For the last week, I had this tune playing in my head. I was trying to figure out, “Where else have I heard this song before?” I knew that I heard it on soundcloud a few years ago. I also knew that it was re-worked by a young female vocalist. As I sat down at my computer a few minutes ago, I starting to recall a list of names from my memory. I started by looking at my spreadsheet of emerging female vocalists that I’ve compiled over the last 3 years. Nothing. As I started to tune into my intuition, I began to search for names within the parameters of what I felt was close to my target: Chanel, Shanel, Shantel. I finally went to YouTube and typed in the song title, “Sending My Love” and added a “Ch”. Wha-laa…there it was…Chantel, “Sending My Love.” It’s been 3 years since I saw the video and it’s still pretty dope and very well shot!
After some additional research (perusing through the comments), I see that her full name is Chantel McCrary. Considering that I haven’t heard any new music from her in a while, I wonder what she’s currently up to? She’s definitely talented and I would love to know what she’s working on. I guess we’ll find out soon!
(Uh • Kway • Us) Aquaus Kelley is a forward-thinking Creative Consultant, Educator, and Music Publisher. As the Founder of A Lovers Ambition Lifestyle Group, he specializes in identifying talent and creating opportunities for brand development, exposure, and growth. Aquaus has worked with companies such as Cornerstone Agency, Universal Music Group, and W Hotels. He is extremely passionate about helping companies adapt to culture and building value between brands and their consumers. His ultimate mission is to use his influence to project positivity across the globe.