Parralox join forces with Marcella Detroit for their new single “Paradise”!
The time has come…to release “Paradise” feat Marcella Detroit! “Paradise” feat Marcella Detroit is the follow up single to “Electric Nights”, which peaked at #10 in the UK club charts in 2018.
The Music video was Directed by John von Ahlen and filmed at Blue Tree Studios in Port Melbourne with Steven Monroe as Creative Director. “Paradise” was originally included on the “Subculture” album and features vocals by Marcella Detroit, with backing vocals by Louise Love, Johanna Gervin and Lillia Mendoza.
Marcella first met John when he remixed “Stay” (Parralox Remix)” from her previous band Shakespears Sister in 2015. Then John interviewed Marcella for his radio show Neon Nights on JOY949 (Australia’s Biggest LGBTIQ Radio Station). The two stayed in touch and when John was recording the “Subculture” album, he asked Marcella if she’d like to contribute vocals.
“Paradise” was the perfect choice, and so Marcella recorded vocals for the track in USA, with backing vocals by Johanna Gervin (UK), Lillia Mendoza (USA) and Louise Love (Australia) for a truly international vibe. Marcella Detroit was a vocalist in the band Shakespears Sister, who had a string of hits at the end of the 1980’s and early 1990’s including “You’re History” and “Stay” which topped the UK singles chart for eight weeks in 1992. She also appeared in the BBC TV Show Absolutely Fabulous and sang backing vocals on “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. Did we mention Marcella also co-wrote Lay Down Sally with Eric Clapton and wrote songs for Aretha Franklin, Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Stanley Clarke, Chaka Khan, Belinda Carlisle, and Al Jarreau? Her 1994 album “Jewel” was a big hit and spawned the singles “I Believe” and “Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing” with Elton John.
Both packages include the Eric Kupper Remix of Paradise feat Marcella Detroit. Eric Kupper has pretty much remixed everyone on the planet, having worked with Ayumi Hamasaki, Garbage, Usher, Alicia Keys, BT, Whitney Houston, Marianne Faithfull, Goldfrapp, Cher, Janet Jackson, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz, Kylie Minogue, Korn, Moloko, Smash Mouth, New Order, Yoko Ono, Dido, Brandy, Depeche Mode, Curtis Mayfield, Brand New Heavies, Robert Palmer, Afrika Bambaata & Soulsonic Force, Kate Bush, 808 State, Jessica Simpson, Anastacia, Donna Summer, PM Dawn, Miley Cyrus and RuPaul, among numerous others.