In this podcast episode, I’m speaking with four-time Grammy Award-winner Olivia Newton-John and her daughter, singer/songwriter Chloe Lattanzi who recently released their new duet, “Window in the Wall.” Continue reading “Podcast: Olivia Newton-John & Chloe Lattanzi Chat On New Single “Window In The Wall””
Four-time Grammy Award winner and international pop star Dame Olivia Newton-John released her latest single and music video, “Window in the Wall,” today.
The track, a duet with her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, is an uplifting piano-driven ballad. The optimistic lyrics address the distance and divides felt by many in these turbulent times:
Looking for a window in the wall / Maybe we can see the other side
And find we’re not so different after all / Looking for a window in the wall
The new ballad opens with Lattanzi’s pensive, sensitive vocals. She’s quickly joined by Newton-John whose rich artistry underscores (again) her rightful place in the pantheon of great pop singers.
Check out the music video below.
Produced by six-time Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb, “Window in the Wall” is a breath of fresh air in these stormy, unsettled times.
The music video clearly resonated with fans as it quickly hit #1 on the iTunes Music Video chart and stayed at the top spot for hours.
This marks the second musical collaboration for the mother/daughter duo. In 2015, the two singers hit number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club chart with “You Have To Believe,” their reworking of Newton-John’s 1980 single “Magic” from the soundtrack to the film Xanadu.
At the time, I interviewed Chloe about the collaboration and the achievement. Hit the play button below to hear our chat.
My latest radio show on BlogTalkRadio gave me the chance to have a really upclose and personal chat with singer/actress Chloe Lattanzi about her debut album, NO PAIN, which has been released to critical praise.
Here’s the show description:
Acclaimed singer/songwriter and actress Chloe Lattanzi releases her debut solo album, NO PAIN (co-written and co-produced with Jarrad Rogers), the follow-up to her #1 Billboard Dance Club hit, “You Have To Believe,” the acclaimed collaboration with her mother, international superstar Olivia Newton-John.
Chloe began the project when she was signed to Warner Australia at the early age of 17, as a creative outlet to express her personal battle with body dysmorphia and anorexia. Although some leaked demos created excitement for the project, it was eventually put on hold as Chloe addressed her inner demons.
“When I was making NO PAIN thirteen years ago, it was ‘never good enough’ in my mind. Perfection was important to me. Now, the state-of-mind I’m in, I can hear the beauty and the vulnerability of the journey I was taking when I was making the album, and I wanted to share it with the world. I’m proud of it now.”
Mike Wass, writing for Idolator says, “We’ve been blessed by the occasional stand-alone single (2010’s “Wings And A Gun” and 2011’s “Play With Me”) and a club-conquering duet with her mom. But none of those tracks rival the greatness of (NO PAIN). Chloe has a distinctive voice and, more importantly, something to say.”
Chloe’s Billboard debut, “You Have to Believe,” became the very first #1 hit on the Billboard Dance Club chart by a mother/daughter team. The music video inspired former Backstreet Boy, Nick Carter, to create a role for her in his successful zombie film, Dead 7, which premiered earlier this year on the SyFy Channel.
In 2008, Chloe garnered national attention on the MTV reality show Rock the Cradle, where she was the last female singer standing, coming in third in the finale.
I really hope you hit play below and take a listen. Chloe is quite frank about a lot of her journey through anorexia and body dysmorphia. Good on her for inspiring others.
From the folks who brought you SHARKNADO, get ready for DEAD 7 – a zombie/cowboy/steampunk action flick starring Nick Carter, A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough (Backstreet Boys), Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick (*NSYNC), O-Town, Jon Secada, Chloe Lattanzi and more.
Seriously – a futuristic zombie western? You know you have to watch.
Airs on Syfy Friday, April 1 ,at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
A few weeks ago, I was engaged by a big media outlet to interview Olivia Newton-John and her daughter Chloe as their dance hit, “You Have To Believe,” was racing up the Billboard Dance charts.
At the time I chatted with Chloe (I record all of my interviews so I can make sure I quote folks correctly), the song was just hitting #19 on it’s way to #1 whereupon Chloe and Olivia became the first mother/daughter team to reach #1 on the Billboard Dance Club chart.
Chloe also talks about her upcoming role in the Syfy network film, “Dead 7.”
I thought my radio audience might be interested in hearing the actual interview, and so, voila!
Chloe is quite charming throughout the chat, and it’s fun to hear the excitement in her voice as the song’s journey was just unfolding.
You can hear other shows on my newly launched The Randy Report companion podcast by clicking here.
Pop music legend Olivia Newton-John and daughter Chloe Lattanzi have become the first mother/daughter team ever to hit number 1 on the Billboard Dance Charts with their reimagined version of the ON-J hit “Magic,” now titled “You Have To Believe.”
Although she has topped many Billboard charts (Top 200, Top 100, Pop, Country, Soundtrack), this is Olivia’s first number one on a Dance chart. Additionally, this is Lattanzi’s freshman appearance on the Billboard charts ever.
Via press release:
“I am so excited that this collaboration with my daughter and Dave Audé has reached #1 on the Dance Club Songs chart,” says Newton-John. “It’s fun to have another number one at this point in my career but, I am even more excited that it’s with my daughter and that we get to share this together!”
Lattanzi, who makes her Billboard chart debut with “You Have to Believe” echoes her mother’s excitement with the success of the song: “Having had the chance to work with my mom was such a great learning experience,” says Lattanzi. “Now add to that being #1 makes it icing on the cake – I’m so proud of being a part of such an amazing team!”
In addition to her chart-topping status with “You Have to Believe,” Chloe has also been in high-demand since the debut of the song’s music video, which also enjoyed success reaching the #2 spot on the “All Music Videos” chart on iTunes in August. After seeing the video, former Backstreet Boy, Nick Carter, immediately created a role for Lattanzi in his upcoming SyFy Channel zombie film, Dead 7, which is scheduled for broadcast in early 2016. Lattanzi is currently in the studio working on the follow up to her latest #1 hit.
The music video for the song created a sensation when released a few months ago, with Lattanzi skipping through the Las Vegas Neon Graveyard before exploring classic club life in a nightclub with celebrity impersonators, all while Olivia sings from a white, lofty haven.
|Chloe Lattanzi & Olivia Newton-John at premiere of their music video “You Have To Believe”|
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|Olivia Newton-John “You Have To Believe”|
|Chloe Lattanzi & The Chippendales “You Have To Believe”|
|Chloe Lattanzi “You Have To Believe”|
|Olivia Newton-John “You Have To Believe”|
Just wanted to share a link to my first writing gig for ETOnline that published today.
I’m kinda jazzed about it. I think cocktail hour comes early today.
I won’t post it here – click over to ETOnline.com to read my interview with music legend Olivia Newton-John & her daughter Chloe Lattanzi who just hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Dance Club chart with their song “You Have To Believe.”
I can only think of one other mother/daughter music act to hit the Top 10 on Billboard and that’s the Judds.
Can anyone else think of another mom/daughter duo on the music charts?
Olivia Newton-John drops her new dance single, “You Have To Believe,” today.
The dance remix was recorded with her daughter Chloe Lattanzi and international dance music producer Dave Aude.
The track is a dance remix version of Olivia’s hit song “Magic” from her 1980 film XANADU, is available at all major music download distributors.
Chloe has co-written new verses with producer Dave Audé and Australian singer/songwriter Vassy, while Olivia sings the iconic song’s familiar, original chorus by John Farrar, “You have to believe we are magic….”
Producer Dave Audé has had over 100 #1s on the Billboard Dance chart, both under his own name and in service of other artists, including U2, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, One Republic, and Coldplay.
The music video for the single – shot on location in Las Vegas where Olivia is selling out her concert residency for the second year at Flamingo Las Vegas – was released last week, and within hours reached #1 on the iTunes Electronic Music Video chart and #2 for ALL music videos on iTunes, where it dominated for a week.
Some news stories you might have missed:
• We know we found one of the hottest math teachers ever, but is this the hottest accountant in the world?
• Caitlyn Jenner could face misdemeanor manslaughter charge (usually a one year prison sentence) for February crash in Malibu.
• Scientists may have found a way to block transmission of HIV and hepatitis C via semen.
• Illinois governor signs legislation banning “ex-gay” torture for LGBTQ youth.
• The federal government to retroactively offer Social Security spousal benefits to same-sex couples who lived in states where their marriage weren’t previously recognized.
• Backstreet Boys, N’Sync and Olivia Newton-John’s daughter Chloe Lattanzi shooting a futuristic “cowboys & zombies” movie.
Some news stories you may have missed:
• This Spanish businessman says viewing a bullfight is less dangerous for children than seeing a gay pride parade.
• A Catholic priest from Detroit says gay sex is like “cramming a piece of bagel in your ear.” I think he’s doing it wrong.
• ABC’s What Would You Do? explores how folks would react if they saw a gay couple talking to their surrogate mother get attacked by haters. Guess what happened?
• Politico’s panel of experts say Donald Trump can’t win in Iowa because his supporters won’t take the time to deal with the process of a caucus.
• Bonus Trump: The experts at FiveThirtyEight say The Donald’s much talked about lead in the polls isn’t big enough (historically) to mean he’ll win.
• Let’s face it – you want to watch Olivia Newton-John & daughter Chloe Lattanzi’s new hit music video “You Have To Believe” just one more time this week, don’t you?
• And finally – speaking of watching, the Dallas Cowboys are giving you junk in the trunk.