Lalah Hathaway and Boney James press photo

Boney James releases a lovely performance video for his “Coastin’” single featuring Lalah Hathaway

Boney James is a chart-topping saxophonist, songwriter, and record producer from Lowell, Massachusetts. Not too long ago, he released a lovely performance video for his “Coastin’” single featuring Lalah Hathaway, a 5x Grammy-winning singer-songwriter.

Boney James – “Coastin’” performance video featuring Lalah Hathaway

“It’s in the way you smile and knowing that all the while you’re mine, and everything I am is yours. And when the sun’s in my eyes, and wind in my hair floating on a cloud, nothing can compare. Coastin’ high on the love of you, watching the way you move. Gliding, loving the things you do. You got me coastin’ high on the love of you.” – lyrics

‘Coastin’’ tells a dreamy tale about a woman who finds herself floating on cloud nine. Apparently, she feels alive or elated whenever she spends quality time with her significant other. Later, she tells her partner, “Long as you got me in this mood, there’s nothing I won’t do. Nothing I won’t do for you.”

‘Coastin’’ contains a relatable narrative, ear-pleasing vocals, and tuneful melodies that will resonate well with music lovers. The mellow tune possesses groovy bass, temperate drums, and sax-laden instrumentation flavored with contemporary R&B and smooth jazz elements. Furthermore, “Coastin’” will be featured on Boney James’ forthcoming studio album, entitled, “Detour,” available on September 23, 2022, via Concord Records.

Boney James – “Detour” album

Boney James - “Detour” album cover art

“I am so thrilled to finally have the opportunity to collaborate with Lalah. I am a huge fan! It was a complete joy to co-write this song with her and Jairus Mozee and have her come over and sing this amazing performance.” – Boney James stated

The 10-song collection, “Detour,” is a subtle stylistic turn that builds on the commercial success of 2020’s “Solid,” James’ highest charting release ever on the pop charts, peaking in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200.

‘Detour’ was recorded largely at Boney’s L.A. home studio, and the live drums and percussion were tracked at venerable Sunset Sound. The album was produced by Boney with co-production from in-demand writer/producer, Jairus “J-Mo” Mozee (Anderson .Paak, Nicki Minaj, Anthony Hamilton) among others. Additional musicians on the album include keyboardist Tim Carmon (Eric Clapton), longtime drummer Omari Williams, bassist Alex Al, renowned percussionist Lenny Castro, and guitarists Big Mike Hart and Paul Jackson Jr.

During his 30-year career, Boney James has released a staggering 18 studio albums – including a pair of Christmas records – with 1995’s Seduction, 1997’s Sweet Thing, and 1999’s Body Language – all RIAA certified gold.

Boney James

Boney James - “Detour” press photo

In 2015, Boney’s futuresoul spent 11 weeks atop the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart. Also, it was the best-selling Contemporary Jazz Record of 2015. So far, Boney has earned four Grammy nominations, two NAACP Image Award nominations, and a Soul Train Award. A dozen of his albums have landed at #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Album chart. His collaborators in the past include a Who’s Who of R&B and soul: Raheem DeVaughn, Faith Evans, George Benson, George Duke, Dwele, Al Jarreau, Philip Bailey, Anthony Hamilton, Jaheim, Eric Benét, Dave Hollister, Stokley Williams, Kenny Lattimore, and Angie Stone.

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