As a producer, writer, keyboardist and vocalist Junie Morrison made waves in the 1970’s with the Ohio Players and later as a solo artist. Now, the music man responsible for writing and producing for one of funk’s most major sounds, Parliament-Funkadelic, has been named the muse for our boss lady Solange’s upbeat and rhythmic track, “Junie,” from her latest installment, A Seat at the Table. Yesterday, via The FADER, Morrison discussed “what it meant to [him] to inspire a song on Solange’s new album.”
More than appreciative of being the muse for the single, Morrison discussed meeting Solange, their artist connection and similarities, and A Seat At The Table‘s direct reflection of our times, a lot like albums of his own. “When she informed me about her song, I was a bit taken aback by the surprise but very appreciative that she wanted to put time and energy into creating it. She indicated that she had written a song around my vibe and inspiration and also indicated that it was very long and called, “Junie,”” shared Morrison with interviewer Lakin Starling. He continued by admiring Solange’s ability to have the “freedom to be outwardly and inwardly creative.”
Music has the ability to do so many amazing things, including bringing you back to a certain time, and that’s exactly what “Junie” does. As with A Seat at the Table in it’s entirety, this single speaks volumes and, essentially, connected two very influential musicians. For the full Junie Morrison FADER interview head over to their site, and if you haven’t already be sure to immerse yourself in Solange’s A Seat At The Table here.