James McKinney & Carolyn Malachi at Lodge Studios.

James McKinney & Carolyn Malachi at Lodge Studios.

Most of this video was shot in one day with Carolyn Malachi,but the road that led to it took over two years.  I followed the grammy-nominated singer along with her band and manager to get a glimpse of the rising star at work.  We started the day off with the very special Chief Mastering Engineer Emily Lazar .   Her resume of working on over 2,000 albums makes you just want to sit down with a notebook and write down every move she makes.  Emily is a very funny, kind and talented individual.  Her studio, known as The Lodge, is where the mastering took place.  After the mastering, we went to see Carolyn perform at a club not to far away called Subculture.   There she performed along with Tawiah and Muhsinah.  (Both were extremely amazing!)

This video wasn’t your typical documentary of “talking heads.”  I simply wanted to stay out of the way and capture the natural.  Carolyn Malachi is breath of fresh air.  A pure spirit.  Being around her made me want to be  greater at whatever I’m suppose to be great at.

Enjoy!

Written and Shot by
Jermaine Fletcher