Today, Instant Records’ inspiring empowerment-minded project Instant Love has debuted a stunning bossa nova rendition of Bill Withers’ classic song “Ain’t No Sunshine,” given a summery twist by Argentinian jazz singer Karen Souza. CLICK HERE to listen via Yahoo!
Instant Love, created by Richard Gottehrer (renowned songwriter, producer and founder of The Orchard and Instant Records) and Instant Records’ Allison Zatarain, is a collection of love songs originally sung by men about women, reimagined in powerful new ways by female vocalists. CLICK HERE to listen to the Instant Love‘s living album playlist, which collects each new addition to the project as they are released, and CLICK HERE to stream/purchase “Ain’t No Sunshine” via all DSPs.
“I have reinterpreted a lot of songs in my career, and strongly believe that some songs are too meaningful and deserve a tribute,” Karen Souza shared about her passion for the project. “When I was invited to participate in the project, the first song that came to mind was, ‘Ain’t No Sunshine.’ I thought, ‘What if this person, who is waiting for this woman is her child?’ I had all of these beautiful images in my head…this song is the perfect choice for me.”
Launched on International Women’s Day, Instant Love hopes to kickstart a dialogue about what it means to be a woman, led by female artists who are unafraid of breaking the boundaries of the status quo. In partnership with The Orchard, Instant Love will release a new song every two weeks with an impactful female vocalist from across genres alongside original artwork by Rebecca Morehiser.
In between releases, listeners can get involved directly via the project’s new interactive website, explore songs, stories and video directly from each artist and upload covers of their own. CLICK HERE to learn more and CLICK HEREto watch the first installment of the new “Instant Love Nest” series, where artists join Allison at her home for honest discussions about music, sisterhood and the power of women.
With each new song highlighting women’s unique voices and perspectives, the Instant Love celebrates of the power of love between women, mothers, sisters, friends, lovers and everything in between.