Kimberley Locke Hard at Work In The Studio
Kimberley Locke fans can rejoice! There's new music on the way. Kimberley took the time to update fans on what's going on in her career, releasing a couple of videos on MySpace. In one of the videos Locke sheds some light on the writing process, filming part of a writing session with songwriter/guitarist Russell Ali (Elliott Yamin) and songwriter/producer Josh Skinner (Sara Lumholdt of A*Teens). Locke apparently recorded three songs during the session, and while we can't hear any of the music, we may not have to wait long, at least not according to Locke's most recent blog post.
Kimberley Locke's last release was the 2010 dance single, "Strobelight" which went on to peak at #5 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club chart. Signed to Randy Jackson's Dream Merchant 21 Records (after parting ways with Curb in 2009) Locke originally planned on releasing singles with no new album planned, although with this most recent update, perhaps Locke has had a change of heart? I'd love to see Locke release a new album. Her last album of original material was the 2007 Based On A True Story, which peaked out at #160 on the Billboard 200 chart. To date, Locke has yet to match the mainstream success that her debut album, One Love saw back in 2004. Aided by a successful first single, "8th World Wonder" (Locke's only song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100) the album peaked at #16 on the Billboard 200. In more recent years, Locke's become quite adept at making dance music, releasing three #1 singles Dance singles ("Change," "Band of Gold," and "Fall"). While "Strobelight" didn't make it to #1, it did land within the Top 5 which is not to shabby at all. No word yet on what kind of sound we can expect on Locke's newly recorded material but I'm hoping for some more dance/R&B tunes or at the very least something with dance remixes. Given her past Hot Dance Club Play chart success I'm sure that's almost guaranteed. Check out this video of Locke in the studio and make sure you download "Strobelight" on iTunes HERE.