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Chaka Khan new album Hello Happiness out now

Chaka Khan will release a new album Hello Happiness next month.

The soul legend’s 12th studio album is her first since 2007’s Funk This is released on new label Diary Records (in conjunction with Island Records), the new label formed producer Switch with artist/songwriter Sara Ruba Taylor. The album features last year’s excellent single ‘Like Sugar’ and the equally great title track has just been made available.

Hello Happiness will be issued on 15 February and there is an ‘indies-only’ exclusive orange vinyl edition (i.e. not on Amazon) that you can order via the SDE shop.

The vinyl comes with alternative cover art, a 24″ x 36″ poster and a download card. There is a CD edition also.

Hello Happiness is released on 15 February 2019.

Hello Happiness limited edition coloured vinyl LP

Side A:

  1. Hello Happiness
  2. Like A Lady
  3. Don’t Cha Know

Side B:

  1. Too Hot
  2. Like Sugar
  3. Isn’t That Enough
  4. Ladylike

https://www.youtube.com/w...e=youtu.be

[Edited 1/2/19 13:53pm]

[Edited 2/14/19 15:43pm]

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Reply #1 posted 01/02/19 2:00pm

SoulAlive

wow...it's really happening this time smile

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Reply #2 posted 01/02/19 2:02pm

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getxxxx said:

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Reply #3 posted 01/02/19 2:05pm

SoulAlive

I like this new song music it's much better than "Like Sugar"

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Reply #4 posted 01/02/19 2:08pm

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Reply #5 posted 01/02/19 2:20pm

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She was in the Rose Parade on New Year's day, and sang a medley of songs. She looked good.

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Reply #6 posted 01/02/19 2:22pm

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I heard the sample used in Like Sugar this morning.

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Reply #7 posted 01/02/19 2:29pm

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i want that vinyl but not for $25

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Reply #8 posted 01/02/19 2:29pm

SoulAlive

Chaka recently did the theme song for the Quincy Jones documentary....a cool,retro jam called "Keep Reaching".I'm surprised that she's not including it on her album.It's a great track.

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Reply #9 posted 01/02/19 2:46pm

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getxxxx said:

i want that vinyl but not for $25

I might order it....comes with a poster

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Reply #10 posted 01/02/19 3:06pm

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SoulAlive said:

Chaka recently did the theme song for the Quincy Jones documentary....a cool,retro jam called "Keep Reaching".I'm surprised that she's not including it on her album.It's a great track.


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That was for Quincy’s thing, it’s on the soundtrack where it should be. I thought it was a snoozer IMHO, this Switch stuff is unique. I like the way he plays with her vocal. This is great news thanks for sharing!
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Reply #11 posted 01/02/19 4:38pm

SoulAlive

the new single is fantastic! I can’t get it out of my head.
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Reply #12 posted 01/02/19 4:42pm

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I'm feelin "Hello Happiness"

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Reply #13 posted 01/02/19 6:53pm

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Well, the album is available for pre-order on amazon so maybe it actually will happen this time. Although I'm curious to know why USA Today stated a few days ago that the album would be released at the end of 2019? confuse

So we waited almost 12 years for an EP of 7 songs? Really??? sad

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Reply #15 posted 01/02/19 7:10pm

SoulAlive

nice album cover!
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Reply #16 posted 01/02/19 7:33pm

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kitbradley said:

Well, the album is available for pre-order on amazon so maybe it actually will happen this time. Although I'm curious to know why USA Today stated a few days ago that the album would be released at the end of 2019? confuse



So we waited almost 12 years for an EP of 7 songs? Really??? sad



What do you think of the new single?
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Reply #17 posted 01/02/19 9:25pm

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Nice.
Year of Return 2019
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Reply #18 posted 01/02/19 9:38pm

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I’m thinking that this is probably the poster that comes with the vinyl album
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Reply #19 posted 01/03/19 12:30am

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I hope there's some funky shit on the album. It's all sounding a bit Euro-90s dance music-esque for me. I preferred the sound on Funk This.

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Reply #20 posted 01/03/19 2:02pm

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So we waited almost 12 years for an EP of 7 songs? Really??? sad

I'm guessing that maybe this is like an old school funk/R&B album where the songs are very lengthy.The vinyl has only three songs on Side One....maybe each track is 8 minutes or longer? smile

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Reply #21 posted 01/03/19 7:02pm

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SoulAlive said:

kitbradley said:

So we waited almost 12 years for an EP of 7 songs? Really??? sad

I'm guessing that maybe this is like an old school funk/R&B album where the songs are very lengthy.The vinyl has only three songs on Side One....maybe each track is 8 minutes or longer? smile

Here are the track lenghts (according to Quobuz.com):

1 Hello Happiness 03:56
2 Like A Lady 04:59
3 Don’t Cha Know 03:17
4 Too Hot 03:43
5 Like Sugar 03:59
6 Isn’t That Enough 03:31
7 Ladylike 03:44

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Reply #22 posted 01/03/19 9:01pm

SoulAlive

Oh wow....so much for my theory,huh? biggrin
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Reply #23 posted 01/03/19 9:02pm

SoulAlive

That’s a really short album
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Reply #24 posted 01/04/19 2:45pm

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Love the cover art for Chaka's upcoming EP

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Reply #25 posted 01/04/19 2:48pm

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Hopefully there'll be a Deluxe Edition (with bonus tracks) available

getxxxx said:

Chaka Khan will release a new album Hello Happiness next month.

The soul legend’s 12th studio album is her first since 2007’s Funk This is released on new label Diary Records (in conjunction with Island Records), the new label formed producer Switch with artist/songwriter Sara Ruba Taylor. The album features last year’s excellent single ‘Like Sugar’ and the equally great title track has just been made available.

Hello Happiness will be issued on 15 February and there is an ‘indies-only’ exclusive orange vinyl edition (i.e. not on Amazon) that you can order via the SDE shop.

The vinyl comes with alternative cover art, a 24″ x 36″ poster and a download card. There is a CD edition also.

Hello Happiness is released on 15 February 2019.

Hello Happiness limited edition coloured vinyl LP

Side A:

  1. Hello Happiness
  2. Like A Lady
  3. Don’t Cha Know

Side B:

  1. Too Hot
  2. Like Sugar
  3. Isn’t That Enough
  4. Ladylike

https://www.youtube.com/w...e=youtu.be

[Edited 1/2/19 13:53pm]

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Reply #26 posted 01/04/19 3:32pm

SoulAlive

yes,we need bonus tracks.7 tracks isn’t enough.
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Reply #27 posted 01/04/19 4:18pm

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seand67 said:

Hopefully there'll be a Deluxe Edition (with bonus tracks) available

getxxxx said:

Chaka Khan will release a new album Hello Happiness next month.

The soul legend’s 12th studio album is her first since 2007’s Funk This is released on new label Diary Records (in conjunction with Island Records), the new label formed producer Switch with artist/songwriter Sara Ruba Taylor. The album features last year’s excellent single ‘Like Sugar’ and the equally great title track has just been made available.

Hello Happiness will be issued on 15 February and there is an ‘indies-only’ exclusive orange vinyl edition (i.e. not on Amazon) that you can order via the SDE shop.

The vinyl comes with alternative cover art, a 24″ x 36″ poster and a download card. There is a CD edition also.

Hello Happiness is released on 15 February 2019.

Hello Happiness limited edition coloured vinyl LP

Side A:

  1. Hello Happiness
  2. Like A Lady
  3. Don’t Cha Know

Side B:

  1. Too Hot
  2. Like Sugar
  3. Isn’t That Enough
  4. Ladylike

https://www.youtube.com/w...e=youtu.be

[Edited 1/2/19 13:53pm]

At this point, I think we are lucky to get 7 tracks out of her after all of the empty promises over the last few years. She said when she agreed to record with these folks, she walked into the studio with no expectations but ended up pleased with the results. Something tells me that this was probably never intended as a full length album in the traditional sense.

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Reply #28 posted 01/04/19 6:06pm

SoulAlive

Interestingly,Carlos Santana is getting ready to release a 5-song EP tiltled ‘In Search Of Mona Lisa’ which I just pre-ordered.Maybe this is the new thing for veteran artists.Since full-length albums don’t really sell anymore,maybe it’s wise to just put out a few tracks and see what happens hmmm
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Reply #29 posted 01/05/19 1:26am

SoulAlive

the first single "Like Sugar",which got alot of attention when it was released last summer

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