Stacey Jackson feels “so lucky” to have had a “second chance” with “Live It Up”.
The singer admitted that she jumped at the chance to revisit her 2011 single when she made an appearance in the comedy film “Reboot Camp” and that things got even better when she reunited with Snoop Dogg. to shoot a new video for the remixed version of the track, “Live It Up: Restarted”.
When asked how it felt to return to the song, she said exclusively to BANG Showbiz, “So lucky to have a second chance with a song I collaborated on with Snoop Dogg!
“I mean, when I got the call to do the song for the movie ‘Reboot Camp’, I don’t even think the producer finished his line and I was already on the plane!”
The mother of four loved working with Snoop because they had to be face to face, instead of adopting the modern method of exchanging samples online.
She said: “It was really an experience actually. I’m from the old school so I enjoyed being in the room this is happening in if you know what I mean.
“I think discussing our lives and experiences and connecting the trials and tribulations of parenthood, and really getting the message behind the song – throwing ideas in the moment is part of the creative experience.
“Not like now where sending music tracks over the Internet is standard. I missed being in the room with my co-writers and musicians during the lockdown actually. “
While Stacey failed to collaborate face-to-face during the coronavirus pandemic, she admitted the forced hiatus had made her more ‘motivated’ than ever.
She said: “If it’s even possible, I feel more motivated than ever. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the extra time I spent at home with my sons who were about to leave the nest but now it’s gone.