DALLAS — Christopher Wade and Kimberly King first crossed paths nearly three decades ago at John P. Freeman Jr. High, during which they were members of the school’s choir.
Today, their bond is as close as it’s ever been.
Having formed a courtship a little more than two years ago, Wade and King have collectively put their musical talents on display, courtesy of a newly-produced song entitled, “Love Is A Gift.”
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A native of Memphis, King has been an accomplished songwriter for quite some time, she told Making Headline News Friday morning.
Wade, also a native Memphian, has been writing and singing for the past 19 years.
Together, the couple deemed it essential to write and produce a song they sense will reignite a positive outlook in a world they sense has become much more unattached and self-absorbed in recent years.
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Produced by Memphian Jonathan Davenport of EBJ Entertainment, the “Love Is A Gift” digital track has been officially released and is available for only $1.29 at https://swadedaphoenix.bandcamp.com/releases.
Widely known as “Swade,” Wade also has an extended play available at Www.swadedaphoenix.bandcamp.com.
“I just started my journey as a songwriter,” King, much to her delight, told MHN.
Interestingly, it is a journey she and Wade hope eventually catches the R & B music world by storm — much sooner than later.
“This song was written because the world is in such a bad place morally and spiritually,” said King, explaining the direct message she and Wade are aiming to send through an R&B hit that was recently thrust in rotation on Memphis’ 103.5 WRBO. “We are trying to bring true love with a real R&B feel back in 2019.”
Though “Love Is A Gift” made its radio debut during the holiday season and is centered in large part on Christmas, King said the song is accompanied by what she describes as a “universal message,” meaning listeners can play it “all year round,” she acknowledged.
“The audience will be blessed by the feeling of love…to turn their minds off the world for a minute and feel good,” King said.
A song the couple needed somewhere in the neighborhood of 24 hours to compose — they wrote it December 13 and recorded it the very next day — “Love Is A Gift” surfaced in the wake of several conversations between Wade and King.
The rest, as they say, was history.
“It was easy to assemble the song,” said King, adding that other collaborative music projects are forthcoming.
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