I inherited my love of dance music from my mother. When I was a little girl she’d pull out her vinyle collection from the 70s and play Disco and Philadelphia Soul while we cleaned the house on Sunday afternoon. The funky melodic tunes, lush arrangements and sweeping strings of that genre still remind me of my mom which is why a healthy chunk of my iPod is devoted to artists like The Delphonics, The Spinners, McFadden and Whitehead and Eddie Holman. It isn’t often I hear new music that takes me back to the days when a coloring book meant the world to me so I was very happy to hear this new track from Junior Turner. Aptly titled Better Day, it does hearken back to a golden age of American pop music.
Driven by a familiar backbeat (think Patrice Rushen’s post-disco classic ‘Forget Me Nots’), this mid tempo love song is the perfect dance floor bump and grind track or summertime family reunion tune. Performed with a voice tailor-made for this kind of music, Junior Turner might seem to be a relic in the techno/hip hop/dance pop world we live in now but he might also be the guy who ushers this smooth sound back into the mainstream.
Based in the UK, Turner first gained attention when he entered a competition to release a national single for BBC Children in Need. He went on to win that competition out of 110,000 applicants. In 2010 he created a buzz with his cover version of the classic The Impossible Dream. While promoting his BBC single, a song of his called Say Good Bye became the theme song for “Help for Heroes,” a war veteran’s charity.
Working with some of the UK’s and world’s most respected musicians and producers, Turner has a string of hit singles in England and is poised to go international. Visit him online and grab your free track below.Download