Tanya Blount and husband Michael Trotter, Jr. release
duet album ‘Love Affair'
"As children we imagine riding the rainbow. We're older and our imaginations have changed,"
said Michael Trotter Jr. about the concept of the title of a song he released with his wife soulful R&B vocalist/actress
Tanya Blount (Sister's Act: Back in the Habit) titled "Imagine," first single from their duet album release "Love
Affair." They released another version of the single in support of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton titled "Imagine...Hillary
The Beatles have a hit single "Imagine" written by John Lennon and
I asked if there was any connection between the two and Michael said, "The Beatles
to me represented every human emotion you can feel. That band was so important. Their career
speaks writing about love...like Ashford and Simpson. Most the 70s and 60s was trying to
push our culture to togetherness."
The "Love Affair" album release is the
couple's first project together. Trotter, Jr. is a singer but was devoted to the U.S. military
serving two tours in Iraq before he was wounded.
didn't think I would make it back home," Michael said in remembrance of his time at
war. "I only knew music was what I love, it was soothing. A lot of times they said Trotter why don't you
His wife, Tanya Blount (Preacher's Kids) is a Soul Train
Award nominee and is best known for her memorable performance in the film Sister Act 2:
Back in the Habit where she sang a duet with Lauryn Hill of the Old Spiritual Hymn "His
Eye Is on the Sparrow." When asked why they released a remix of their single "Imagine"
for political reasons and in support of Hillary Clinton and Trotter, Jr. said, "It's very interesting.
My dad called, he works for the train system in Baltimore on the tracks, and he told me
that Hillary Clinton herself called a lot of them. She spoke to each one of them personally
to hear their concerns. She said she called to see if she had any similar stories to what
they were going through...She was Senator and the 1st Lady and she learned...
‘Imagine' getting behind a candidate
that spends time with you."
about the Tanya Blount and Michael Trotter, Jr. "Love Affair" project, the single
"Imagine" and the lyric video remake of it "Imagine...Hillary Clinton"
it can be found at www.TrotterandBlount.com. You can follow them on social media platforms at @TrotterBlount on Twitter and @TrotterandBlount on Instagram.
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