With the days of '90s R&B girl group Jade long behind her, singer Joi Marshall is marking her return to music in a glamorous and groovy way. Her new single “Love Language,” written and produced by Johnny Moog and André Writer of Legacy Global Music Group, is full of Chicago soul goodness and speaks to the different ways in which we all give and receive love. In her signature sultry and powerful voice she sings, “All I want is some quality time / Let me know that I’m on your mind / Now you’re talkin’ my language / Yeah, yeah, yeah, my love language / Cook me dinner once in a while / Baby you know that’ll make me smile.” The accompanying video, directed by Dabling Harward for Spinflight Studios, shows the Chi-Town native rocking a glorious mane and two-steppin’ with her partner in true Windy City fashion.
Following her success with the platinum-selling trio, Joi has kept herself very busy. She released a book entitled Answers to the 20 Most Asked Questions About the Music Business in 2004, dropped her own solo “rhythm & gospel” album Testimony and Praise in 2005 and, after a brief reunion with Jade in 2014 for the single "Baby Luv," she gave a TEDx Talk on the lessons learned from her experience in the music business. She’s since started her own music label, 8th Day Entertainment, and launched a blog, as the subject matter for her latest solo release is obviously one that’s near and dear to Joi’s heart. On her website, she expands on the topic of growing and learning in love, features a “What’s Your Love Language?” quiz and even sells t-shirts and tanks toting the phrase. She says, “I’m in such a good place in life where my soul feels the desire to simply share my gifts and experiences. It’s never too late, I’m never too done, and as long as God allows…people and music will continue to be my passions.”
Grab your boo and step in the name of Joi Marshall’s “Love Language.” If this track is any indication of what she has in store musically, we are absolutely here for it. Watch the video below, check out her website and stay in step with her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.