Powerhouse Singer Judith Hill Gets Down With Traditional Balinese Dancers For New Video, “Queen Of The Hill”
From The Forthcoming Album Golden Child, Out November 16
Electrifying vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Judith Hill today releases the video for her new single “Queen of the Hill.” The slinky, groove-driven song features a unique blend of funk and Balinese gamelan music and is the third single released ahead of Hill’s forthcoming, sophomore album Golden Child due November 16. Directed by Indonesian director Livi Zheng, the video was shot primarily in Joshua Tree National Park.
“Queen of the Hill” is a funk song that celebrates the power and strength of a woman,” says Hill. “I collaborated with Balinese dancers and musicians to celebrate the coming together of cultures. It will be on my new album, and the making of the music video will be featured in the upcoming documentary, Beats Of Paradise.”
Along with the album release Hill will premiere a live Golden Child performance in Los Angeles that infuses modern dance and soul music flavored with spices of African, samba, classical, Arabic and more cultural textures. The show will feature world musicians, singers, and dancers and minimalist lighting and art direction. Golden Child will be a structured ballet template with the freedom, spontaneity and improvisation of a funk concert.
The album—written, produced, mixed and arranged entirely by Hill—features nine original tunes with the Hill on piano, guitars and vocals along with her musician parents Robert “Pee Wee” Hill on bass and Michiko Hill on organ. Michael White sits in on drums and Tony Maiden on guitar.
About Judith Hill:
Judith Hill has been praised by Rolling Stone for her “stellar powerhouse vocals.” In addition to penning and performing her own material, Judith – who wrote her first song at the age of four – has backed such artists as Stevie Wonder and the late Michael Jackson. Hers is one of the stories told in director Morgan Neville’s acclaimed 20 Feet From Stardom, a film that shines the spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. The film has won the Film Critics Award for Best Documentary and an Academy Award for Best Documentary. The film also won the 2015 Grammy for Best Music Film. Hill, who was also featured on the film’s soundtrack, was a contestant on season four of The Voice. Judith has already garnered much praise for her live performance as opener for Josh Groban, John Legend and Prince both in the US and the UK.
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