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Growing up singing Gospel during church services every Sunday to landing at the top of the R&B charts (her debut single is currently #1 on the Amazon Music UK New Releases Chart), songbird Aydiee Vaughn's musical journey has been one of resilience and determination. With the release of her new EP, Black Lucy Experience. Soap Opera News caught up with Aydiee Vaughn and chatted with her about the industry, Barry White, and of course, Daytime.
SON: Congrats on the release of your debut EP! What is the Black Lucy Experience for listeners?
AV: Thank you! I am excited to share my music with the world finally. Black Lucy Experience is a warm hug, pure love for the soul. It's easy on the ears, making you want to groove. The messages keep you present yet take you on a journey and reflect when music makes you feel good, which is what I hope for the listeners.
SON: How would you describe your musical sound?
AV: My sound is a combination of Old School, has a little Jazzy R&B soul swing, and a fresh take on Hip Hop, sprinkled in my gospel foundation. You've missed a flava of music, and I am bringing it back with the Black Lucy Experience!
SON: Among the icons you've worked with is Barry White -- tell us about that experience.
AV: The Maestro and Legend Mr. Barry White, known to me as Uncle B. Working with him made you feel on top of the world like I had arrived, even though I was slightly freaking out inside. Here I am, the new kid on the scene, and now it's time to deliver. I performed in his videos "Put Me in Your Mix and I Wanna Do It Good to Ya." And then I was hired to come on as background singer with Glodean White, Bridget White, Darryl White, and Stephanie Fletcher for his album "Put Me in Your Mix." These are the types of opportunities you can only hope to get. He addressed me as Capricorn in that deep voice when he spoke with me. He was very gentle with me because he knew I was soft-hearted; I am sure his way of protecting me from the tough side of the music business. He just adopted me into his family, introducing me to his daughter Bridgett first because we're close in age and had similar interests. I became an extended part of his family, and we're still in communication today. Barry White contracted me to become one of the singers in his Female Group called "Love U 2," but it never came to fruition due to his sudden passing. I know he would be very proud I didn't give up on sharing my music.
SON: Which Daytime drama is your guilty pleasure?
AV: Although for years, my days have been spent in dance classes, workshops, choreographing, teaching, gymnastics, and castings, I do try to catch The Young and the Restless, General Hospital, and Days of our Lives whenever my friends book guest roles. Of course, I think, "that's going to be me one day!"
SON: Our readers will also recognize you from a laundry list of guest appearances on various TV shows -- which one is your all-time favorite gig?
AV: Yes, I am blessed by booking memorable guest appearances on great shows. Working with James Spader and Rona Mitra on Boston Legal is my favorite moment. We appeared as Batman, Robin, and Cat Woman in the episode, and it is a special episode for Boston Legal fans. During my audition with Casting Director Kevin Scott, I took a chance to step outside the box with this role, and I know that put me in the running to land the gig.
SON: What's next on your musical journey?
AV: There's still so much I want to do with my music. I want to license some of my music for TV, Film, Commercials, Hallmark, Tyler Perry, Dove, ROSS, and Cover Girl. These are just a few ideal brands I want to work with. I am excited about my holiday song for release this fall titled "That's Called Christmas." Another album in progress from Black Lucy Music. I hope to continue to bring you music that will feed your soul, touch your heart and make you feel alive! This is just the beginning. The sky's the limit for everything to follow as God has purposed me to make a difference in the entertainment industry and help pave the way for those who perhaps want to follow in my footsteps, "Jump In!" track four of the Black Lucy Experience EP out now.